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Unusual legal threat hits Bergen theater

Bergen's venerable national theater (Den Nationale Scene) has been threatened with a lawsuit from the mother of  author Vigdis Hjorth, over the theater's dramatic...

Ibsen Festival starts its run

Several of the productions mounted as part of this year's Ibsen Festival are already sold out, according to the proud festival chief Runi Sveen....

New Ibsen theater won funding

Among "goodies" offered by the Norwegian government in its state budget proposal for next year is an allotment of NOK 8 million (USD 1...

State finally saves its National Theater

Norway's historic National Theater in Oslo is in such bad shape that tarps and scaffolding have been set up around it, to keep its crumbling facade from hitting...

Acclaimed actor dies at 85

Actor Joachim Calmeyer was being mourned and hailed this week as among the "oldest and wisest" within Norwegian theater. Calmeyer died at his home...

Ullmann to bow out, privately

UPDATED: Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann launched another major theater project in Oslo last weekend, and it may be her last. When her new Norwegian stage version of...

Pension costs keep threatening opera, ballet and theaters

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet is among cultural institutions facing a financial tragedy of dramatic dimensions. With fully a quarter of its state funding going...

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Oslo

Actors from Shakespeare's Globe in London will be returning to Oslo this summer to mount a production, in English, of Romeo & Juliet at...

National Theater needs a facelift

The leader of Norway's National Theater is making a passionate appeal for a massive rehabilitation of the venerable building that opened in 1899. Anne Enger has gone...

Pension costs hit Oslo orchestra

Pension costs for Norwegian theatres and orchestras have increased by NOK 70 million (USD 11.7 million) over three years. The Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo-Filharmonien, OFO)...

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