Du må ikke sove (2018)

"Du må ikke sove" is a operatic piece in the making, composed to the words of the equally named poem by Norwegian author Arnulf Øverland. The music is written by the Norway based composer Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson, and consists of 2 soloist parts -a soprano (Ida Gudim), and a male declaiming voice (Kingsford Siayour)- as well as a group of chamber musicians consisting of the following instrumentation:

  • String quintet
  • Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Cor anglais
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
The development of the project is currently funded by Norsk Scenekunstbruk and Kulturetaten.

Read the full text of "Du må ikke sove" here.

Watch promo HERE.