Around the world in 80 days
Gisle Kverndokk's opera "Around the world in 80 days" were premiered in the season 2009/2010 at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet.
The libretto, based on the famous novel by Jules Verne, is written by Kverndokk's long time collaborator, Øystein Wiik. The production was directed by Stein Winge, Norway's foremost operadirector, and designed by Norway's leading theatre-designers; John Kristian Alsaker, scenography and Tine Schwab, costumes. The Norwegian Opera's chorus and orchestra was conducted by Christian Eggen.
The main roles were sung by Tom Erik Lie, Hege Høisæter, Thor Inge Falch, Mari Eriksmoen, Magne Fremmerlid, Knut Skram, Toril Carlsen, Itziar Martinez Galdos, Eli Kristin Hansveen and Svein Erik Sagbråten.