The Mountain Bird

March 02 - March 05, 2017

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)


Grusomheten Theatre - Norway
Directed by Lars Øyno
Original Score by Filip Sande
Theater | US Premiere

The Mountain Bird (“Fjeldfuglen”) is an evening-length staging of Henrik Ibsen´s 1859 unfinished opera libretto, which received its world-premiere in 2009 by the Grusomhetens Teater (Theater of Cruelty).  This avant-garde opera´s Romantic narrative is inspired by a medieval Norwegian legend of a woman discovered to be the sole survivor of the Black Death.

About the Artists

Theatre of Cruelty produced its first performance in collaboration with Trøndelag Theatre in 1989, and was established as a separate group in 1992. The company has performed at festivals and stages in Japan, Russia, Turkey, Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, India and France.