Ingeborg Walther played the role of Alva in Alexander’s musical “Trolle og den magiske fela” in 2019.
When I first met Alexander at the audition, he seemed very kind. And it turned out to be a correct first impression.Ingeborg Walther
Alexander said of Ingeborg in an interview -“Many applied to audition ( for the role of Alva), almost 300. But even if it had been 3000, Ingeborg would still have got the role.”
Please read on to hear more about this talented actress/singer and her answers to our questions about the role and working with Alexander. Many thanks for joining our “Fiddler’s Bunch”
NAME: Ingeborg Walther
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF:
Kind, creative and witty.
WHAT DO I HAVE IN MY POCKETS RIGHT NOW:
A lot of the time I walk around in gym clothes with no pockets… so my boyfriend has to carry my stuff!!
WHAT MADE ME LAUGH THE LAST TIME:
When my sister passed her theory exam for driving, she was insanely happy dancing around at the Driver Licensing Office.
AS A CHILD I DREAMT OF BECOMING A … :
WHAT IS MY WORK RELATIONSHIP TO ALEXANDER?:
Trolle and the Magic Fiddle
MY FIRST MEETING WITH ALEXANDER:
It was in January 2019, auditioning for the Alva-part in Trolle. We did some scenes together from the script and immediately had a good vibe.
MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF MEETING ALEXANDER:
When I met him at the audition, he seemed very kind. And it turned out to be a correct first impression.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ALEXANDER:
That he is very humble to everyone around him and he’s good at making everyone in the room feel noticed and seen.
WHAT I FIND ANNOYING ABOUT ALEXANDER:
That he is sooooo good in Mario Cart that I have no chance to beat him.
THE MOST REMARKABLE THING I EXPERIENCED WHILE SPENDING THOSE WEEKS WITH ALEXANDER:
At one of the Saturday shows I vividly remember the audience’s reaction to the final number. We received a standing ovation throughout the whole number. It was a magical experience.
DID HE EVER “STEP OUT OF THE ROLE” AND DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED? AND IF SO, WHAT WAS THE MOST FUNNIEST THING?:
He did step out of his role when he hurt his leg during the premiere, poor man. But it’s impressive how he implemented a limp in to the role and even gave «Småen» a little reprimand as «Småen» managed to step on the foot that was already injured.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING TO BRING YOUR CHARACTER ALVA TO LIFE ON STAGE?:
The most challenging thing was to give her an interesting personality and body language that went well with the character. And it was also important to me that Alva became an independent and strong character and not just a 1950ties fairy tale-princess. I wanted Alva to be a healthy role model for both girls and boys that went to see Trolle.
MY MESSAGE TO ALEXANDER’S FANS:
Be kind and act confident and no-one will question you.
Find Ingeborg Walther on instagram by clicking on the picture below
Ingeborg Walther played the role of Alva in the original cast of the stage musical”Trolle and the Magic Fiddle”. She is from the town of Sarpsborg and has studied theatre at Romerike Folk High School.
She is now working as a freelance artist with events and TV. Ingeborg will appear on national TV (NRK1) on March 6th in “Beat for Beat” the Norwegian version of “Sing that song” as she also did in 2018. She will shortly release her first electronic pop-single in collaboration with Islandic producer Bomarz and Chris Medina. It’s called “FADED AWAY” and will launch on Spotify on March 5th 2020. Make sure you have a listen!
In 2017, she made a strong profile in the TV-show “The Voice Norway” Morten Harket from A-ha became her mentor, and he described her as a natural talent.
A fun-fact is that Ingeborg was a part of the Norwegian Eurovision Jury 2018, the same year Alexander participated with his song “That’s how you write a song”.