Choreography of Edward Clug in the ballet “Peer Gynt”

Latvian National Opera announces the premiere of of the ballet “Peer Gynt” on October 28th, 2016. Choreography of the ballet is made by Edward Clug, Music Director and Conductor of the performance – Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, Conductor is Farhads Stade and Costume Designer – Leo Kulaš. Set designer of the production is Marko Japelj.

Cast of the new production includes Arturs Sokolovs, Antons Freimans or Kristaps Jaunžeikars as Peer Gynt, Solveig is portrayed by Alise Prudāne, Annija Kopštāle or Julija Brauere. In the new production will also participate such artists as Andris Pudāns, Baiba Kokina, Viktors Seiko, Raimonds Martinovs and others.

The story of Ibsen’s five-act verse drama Peer Gynt (1867) takes place in various very distant places (including Egypt) and depicts the fate of the opportunistic globetrotter Peer Gynt who returns home Norway as an old man after many adventures in order finally to meet with Solveig, who waited faithfully for him her whole life and represents his last chance for redemption.

Following the tradition of the contemporary ballet story-telling, a new ballet creation by an internationally acclaimed Slovenian choreographer Edward Clug will take us to realms of intoxicating self-irony, absurd and surrealism, which are reflected also in enchanting melodies and poetic dreams of Grieg’s incidental and concert music.