The Mountain Bird

March 02 - March 05, 2017


Ellen Stewart Theatre

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM

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

Performed in the original Norweigan with English supertitles
Run Time: 85 Minutes
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.

Press for The Mountain Bird

Post-Show Talk Back on Friday, March 3rd

Moderated by Brendan McCall
with Director Lars Øyno and the cast of The Mountain Bird




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.