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					Sunleif Rasmussen: Í Óðamansgarði


First Faroese Opera on Stage:
The opera Í Óðamansgarði (The Madman’s Garden) will be performed at The Nordic
House in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands, in October 2006. The world premiere is on October
12th. The opera is the first of its kind in the Faroe Islands.

Bass: Bjørn Blomqvist (Åland)

Tenor: Eyjólvur Eyjólfsson (Iceland)

Soprano: Rebecca Persson (Denmark)

Marselius (Actor):Hans Tórgarð

Stella Kristina (Actor): Gunnvá Zachariassen
Dancer: Kajsa Wadhia (Sweden)

Dancer: Jamie Boylan (England)

Stage director: Ria Tórgarð 

Dramaturge: Eyðun Johannesen

Choreopraphy: Kajsa Wadhia

Set design: Elisa Heinesen

Aldubáran – Ensemble for Contemporary Music 
 (with guest appearance of musicians
from the Nordic countries)

Conductor: Bernharður Wilkinson

Music: Sunleif Rasmussen

Librettist: Dánial Hoydal

Approximately 75 minutes

Thursday 12th of October – 19.30 (world premiere)
Friday 13th of October – 19.30
Saturday 14th of October – 19.30
Sunday 15th of October – 16.00
Monday 16th of October – 10.30 and 14.00 (special performances for school children)

Tickets cost 200 DKK and are available at The Nordic House in Tórshavn ( ·
phone: (+298) 351351
as well as Tourist Information offices throughout the country.
This production of Í Óðamansgarði has been made possible by the support of:
Mentamálaráðið (The Cultural Ministry of the Faroe Islands)
Mentanargrunnur Landsins (The Culture Fund of the Faroe Islands)
Tjóðpallur Føroya (The National Stage of the Faroe Islands)
Norðurlandahúsið (The Nordic House)
Nordisk Kulturfond (The Nordic Culture Fund)
Tórshavnar Býráð (The Municipality of Tórshavn)
Atlantic Airways
Kunststyrelsen (the Danish Arts Agency)
Landsmiðstøðin (Educational Centre of the Faroe Islands)
Ferðaráð Føroya

Contact info for the press:
Stage production, general press contact:
Dánial Hoydal: - phone: (+298) 508 023

The composer Sunleif Rasmussen: 

Sunleif Rasmussen: - phone (+298) 318 416

Klaus Ib Jørgensen, Edition Samfundet (publisher of Sunleif Rasmussen): - phone (+45) 26 73 54 45

The librettist Dánial Hoydal:

Dánial Hoydal: - phone: (+298) 508 023

Information about the Faroe Islands in general (Tourist Information):

You can travel to the Faroe Islands by plane from Copenhagen, London, Aberdeen, and
Reykjavík. The airline companies are: or You can also
get there by ferry from Iceland, Shetland Islands, Norway or Denmark, visit

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