Peter Lodahl © Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen
Peter Lodahl © Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen


PETER LODAHL with Peter Heises dänischer Nationaloper Drot og Marsk in Kopenhagen

A high-carat Danish cast has been assembled for the production of Peter Heise’s Danish national opera Drot og Marsk (King and Marshal), which enjoys special status at today’s Copenhagen Opera because of its first performance in 1878 at what was then the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. This eagerly-awaited new production, which tells the story of King Eric V “Glipping”, who was murdered in 1286, will be directed by Kaspar Holten and Amy Lane and conducted by Michael Schønwandt. Peter Lodahl, last heard at his home base in the role of the Duke in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, embodies King Eric, who falls prey to a conspiracy led by the Marshal, sung by Johan Reuter.


Johan Reuter, Marsk Stig
Peter Lodahl, Kong Erik
Gert Henning-Jensen, Rane Johnsen
Sine Budgaard, Fru Ingeborg
Sofie Elkjær Jensen, Aase
Morten Staugaard, Graf Jakob v. Halland
Simon Duus. Jens Grand
Mathias Monrad Møller, Arved Bengsten

Royal Danish Orchestra
Royal Danish Opera Chorus
Stage design: Philipp Fürhofer
Costumes: Anja Vang Kragh
Choreography: Signe Fabricius
Light concept: Jesper Kongshaug
Choir: Jakob Lorentzen

Directors: Kasper Holten, Amy Lane
Conductor: Michael Schønwandt