It’s Tuesday night and if you do not have any plans, why not come down to Carnegie Hall for yet another phenomenal performance. It was a pleasure to experience perhaps one of the best grand operettas in a lifetime. I must say, the entire storyline was amazing! This was the first of it’s kind that I’ve attended from this genre.
Curtain call was at 6:30p.m., and Carnegie Hall is silent as we anticipate the upcoming show. The cast members appear on stage and the crowd erupts into a brief moment of cheering. The voices pierce through with an infinite supply of strength, passion and clarity while adding some humor along the way to ignite us to remain attracted.
Song of Norway is a story about life of Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, and his first journey down a different path in life. As he chases international fame he falls under the spell of an exotic Italian prima donna. He later abandons his current life and returns back to his first two loves: Nina- his beautiful childhood fling and Bergen, Norway- his hometown.
This is an amazing display of whimsical romance, hope, and fantasy all wrapped into a genius musical collaboration. Should this production return, I will be first in line for tickets.
By: Laura M. Artis