Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull in the theatre play “Soot-Spelet 2015”

Ole Bull soot-spelet

Alexander has the role of the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull in the theatre play “Soot-Spelet 2015” which will take place in Ørje, Norway this summer from 27th of June to 5th of July. Alexander’s good friend Dennis Storhøi plays the main role as Engebret Soot.

Soot-spelet Dennis and Alexander
Engebret Soot went all the way to Oslo to see Ole Bull play. The concert was over when he arrived, and he woke up Ole Bull and demanded him to play for him.


Ole Bull (1810 to 1880)

Ole Bull soot-speletOle Bornemann Bull (5 February 1810 – 17 August 1880) was a Norwegian violinist and composer. Bull was born in Bergen. At the age of four or five, he could play all of the songs he had heard his mother play on the violin. At age nine, he played first violin in the orchestra of Bergen’s theatre and was a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. At eighteen, he was sent to the University of Christiania, but failed his examinations. He joined the Musical Lyceum, a musical society, and after its director Waldemar Thrane took ill, Bull became the director of Musical Lyceum and the Theatre Orchestra in 1828. He also became friends with Henrik Wergeland, who later wrote a biography of Bull.
Source: Wikipedia



About the play

Source: Soot-Spelet

No man has had such great importance to the district as Engebret Soot. But he was not just a local size. By author Jonas Lie, he and Ole Bull are referred to as the century’s two greatest natural geniuses. Still most people know about Ole Bull, but who today knows about Engebret Soot?

The theatre play about the canal builder Engebret Soot will be launched in the summer of 2015 as one of Norway’s annual historical plays. It will be played outdoors in the unique canal amphitheatre in Ørje, Norway.

The play was originally written in 1986 by Ole Karsten Andersen, but undergoes a facelift this time; we will highlight the mythical man and workers, relationships and swarm contractions around him- a real Peer Gynt from the depths of the virgin forests!
The world opened up for the canal genius or rather the world was opened by canal genius.

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Show dates:

Saturday 27th June: kl. 19.00 (Premiere)
Sunday 28th June: kl. 19.00
Tuesday 30th June: kl. 19.00
Wednesday 1st July: kl. 19.00
Thursday 2nd July: kl. 19.00
Friday 3rd  July: kl. 19.00
Saturday 4th July: kl. 15.00 & 19.00
Sunday  5th July: kl. 15.00 & 19.00


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