Repertoire Search

Bo Holten

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Livlægens Besøg (2008)
Publisher
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
2008
Duration
2 Hours 25 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
Soloist
S,S,Mz,T,T,T, Bar, B, B


Buy this work
Worldwide Sales   North American Sales
 
Full Score   
   Vocal Score

Programme Note
Bo Holten Livlægens Besøg (2008)
Bo Holten
LIVLÆGENS BESØG
Opera

Libretto: P.O Enquist after LIVLÄKARENS BESÖK
Dramaturg: Eva Sommestad Holten

Cast:

Johann Friedrich Struensee: Bass Baritone
King Christian VII: Tenor
Queen Caroline Mathilde: Mezzo Soprano
Ove Høegh-Guldberg: Bass
Queen Dowager Juliane Marie: Soprano
Count Shack Carl Rantzau: Bass
King Frederik V: Tenor
Enevoldt Brandt: Tenor
Bootee-Cathrine: Soprano

Synopsis:

The Opera is based on the Swedish writer P. O. Enquist’s bestselling historical novel, The Visit of the Royal Physician. In 1765 the young German doctor Johann Friedrich Struensee arrives at the Danish Court in Copenhagen as newly appointed Royal Physician for the mentally unstable King Christian the VII. Close to the power and the young Queen Caroline Mathilde, Struensee dreams of making a better world for everyone. As time goes by he usurps still more power and tries to reform Denmark according to the ideas of the Enlightenment. Struensee engages in a fatal romantic relation to Caroline Mathilde and his bold grasp of power ends bloody.





Performances
Date
Title
  • 16 NOV 2011
    The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Royal Danish Opera
    Johan Reuter, Elisabeth Jansson ect.; Bo Holten, conductor

    Other Dates:
    22,24,29 November; 2,6,9,13 December - The Opera House, Copenhagen , Denmark

Close X

Newsletter Signup

Please fill in this form to receive regular news




Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2014 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.