Oscarsborg Opera puts on big outdoor opera performances in August every year. The performance is played in Borggården at oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak.
Oscarsborg Opera plays open-air opera in Borggården at Oscarsborg Fortress in August every year. The courtyard has 100% natural acoustics and a unique historical atmosphere. The magazine «OPERA» called OscarsborgOperaen Nordens «Arena di Verona». Here you have to be out early to secure a ticket; opera lovers, and everyone else who wants an extraordinary experience, make a pilgrimage to the opera performances with the good sound.
Over the years, the opera has played classics such as Aida, Rigoletto, The Bat, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and Tosca to name a few. The opera is known for its high artistic quality, and for having one of Norway's best opera choirs.
Together with the boat trip and the experience of being on a historically beautiful island, where the public can also enjoy a good meal and have the opportunity to stay overnight, makes the total "experience package" popular for an ever-growing audience.
The Oscarsborg Opera is one of the highlights of the summer.
Many people like to describe it as a small festival on the days the performances are played.
This year it is «The regiment's daughter»Which is set up in the period 11 - 21 August.
The following dates: 11.08, 13.08, 14.08, 17.08, 18.08, 20.08, 21.08.
"The Regiment's Daughter" - "La Fille du Regiment" by Gaetano Donizetti was premiered in Paris in 1840. It is a comic opera in 2 acts with lyrics by JHde Saint-Georges and JF Alfred Bayard.
Duration: about 3 hours including break.
Sung in French with Norwegian subtitles.
BOOK TICKETS AT: TICKETMASTER.NO OR CALL 815 33 133
1 spectators per night.
Translation of text on screen.
Accommodation, food and drink
Three-course dinner inside the Fortress (ordered at ticketmaster.no).
Food and drink outside the fortress before the performance and during the break.
Havnekroa and Oscarsborg Hotell offer À la Carte.
Free boat round trip Drøbak - Oscarsborg.
Boat from Oslo (ordered at ticketmaster.no).
Boat from Sandvika (ordered at ticketmaster.no).