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A Fan Review of Alexander Rybak’s Musical “Trolle og den magiske fela

REVIEW OF “TROLLE OG DEN MAGISKE FELA” AT KILDEN THEATRE, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

By Jane, London , UK

I was fortunate to be able to attend both the opening and closing nights of “Trolle” in Kristiansand. This meant that, when I first saw it, I didn’t know what to expect, but when I saw it again I was able to focus more on detail.
I knew the music and had an idea of the plot – but how would it translate into a full performance (and one in a language that I only have the very basics of)? Before I went I tried to find translations of as many of the songs as I could, which helped, but couldn’t find key songs either in English or Norwegian. I was going to have to hope for the best. Would there be much spoken dialogue? If not, it was going to be quite a short evening as the album runs just over 45 minutes.

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Alexander Rybak in “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” -Audience Reactions and Reviews

Alexander’s Musical “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” opened on November 28 and ran until December 28 , 2019 at the Kilden Theatre and Cultural Hall in Kristiansand, Norway.

The show drew ticket sales from far and wide attracting an international audience to the theatre. Around 10,000 tickets were sold to at least 16 different countries, including Norway, Germany, the UK, Poland, USA, Ireland, Russia, Greece, Croatia, Slovakia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Hungary and Norfolk Island!

“It is quite fun that Trolle and Alexander appeals to people outside of Norway. The first ticket for this year’s Christmas show was sold to a lady from Ireland. This was already in January this year. People from Slovakia and Denmark bought tickets right afterwards, so Rybak’s fans have been out early”

Janneke Aulie,
Sales and marketing manager at Kilden Theater and Concert Hall.

“Trolle og den magiske fela” is a fairy tale about daring to be different and accepting what is different from others. Alexander Rybak had an ensemble of talented actors on stage with him who, together and with spectacular scenography and captivating music, enchanted their audience from start to finish.

My dear fans. ❤️ Thank you SO MUCH for giving me support from all the world. I’m so happy that you have united from so many different countries to come see my fairy tale. I have worked for so many years on this, and it means everything to me that you are enjoying yourselves. And as a bonus, you get to see the wonderful Stig Werner as my nemesis “Hulderkongen”😎
I hope you’re having a wonderful December ❤️ #trolle

-Alexander Rybak on Rybakofficial Instagram 17/12/2019

Read on for some of the national and international reactions from fans who have attended the show.

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Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther – radio NRKSørlandet 26.11.19

Trolle and Alva visited NRK’s local radio station in Kristiansand today and talked about the musical “Trolle”. It is only two days to the premiere and for Alexander it is a bit scary and at the same time really looking forward to the day his most cherished project has its premiere. We wish him and his crew all the luck.

At the end of the interview Ingeborg and Alexander sings the song “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

The interview was published by radio NRKSørlandet and can be listened to HERE

The video is recorded by TessaLa and has English subtitles by TessaLa, revised by Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School

It was crowded when Alexander Rybak played with the students from the Culture School in Kilden Friday, November 16.

Original article published in SA.no November 17. Text and photo: Tomas Fordelsen. English translation by TessaLa, revision by Anni Jowett.

A short glimpse from the concert, posted on FB by the Culture School.

At the annual Culture School Concert on Friday, Alexander Rybak himself showed up with his violin. According to the Culture School, it was Rybak himself who took the initiative to play together with the students at Knuden (The Knot), the culture school in Kristiansand.

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Alexander Rybak on his musical “Trolle” in GMN 25.10.2019

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Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian breakfast TV-show “God morgen Norge” (Good morning Norway) where he talked about his most cherished project, the musical “Trolle”.

The video, recorded and uploaded by May. E. Nipen, has English subs. Translation by TesssaLa, revision by Anni Jowett. Link to the original episode on TV2 SUMO

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Trolle – from book to stage – Alexander Rybak

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When Alexander Rybak toured with “Fairytale”, he began writing the story about Trolle. Ten years later he is ready to create magic on the musical stage. When Kilden opens its doors to the premier in November, it will be a sensual and visual party with spectacular costumes and big scenography.

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The magic of “Trolle” – Alexander Rybak

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Source: Kilden Teater og Konserthall.
Translated by TessaLa, revised by Anni Lowett

Text to photo: Important to write “Trolle”: With the musical “Trolle” Alexander wants to tell the children that they are not alone feeling different. Photo: Jon Petter Thorsen / Aptum

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Melody Grand Prix and “Fairytale” were fun. But at the same time, I was working on something else, something completely different, something that could be about us all. About bullying, about not fitting in. About magical places and mysterious creatures that one can choose to believe in or not. But most of all about friendship.

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Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther in “Allsang på grensen” 2019 and interview in “Se and Hør”

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In the Norwegian TV-show “Allsang på grensen Alexander Rybak performed his legendary “Fairytale”, and “Stjernen vår”, from his upcoming musical “Trolle”, in a duet with Ingeborg Walther. Ingeborg will play the role of “Alva” in the musical.

Featured picture: photo by Allsang på grensen/Viken Foto og Video

Alexander and Ingeborg also gave an interview to the Norwegian magazine “Se and Hør”. Scroll down to read it 🙂

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“Stjernen vår” – Alexander Rybak – video and lyrics

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“Stjernen vår” (Our star) was performed by Alexander Rybak and Ingeborg Walther for the first time in the Norwegian TV-show “Allsang på grensen” 4.7.2019

“Stjernen vår” is a song from Alexander Rybak’s children’s book “Trolle og den magiske fela” and is written by Alexander and his father Igor.

The night Trolle and Alva became friends there was a star shining brighter than the others. Alva pointed at the star and said: “Let this be our star from now on, and it will always shine for us, no matter how far we are apart”.

The Norwegian lyrics are translated to English by Jorunn Ekre and Anastasia Silakova.

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Event: The musical “Trolle” is the Christmas play in Kristiansand, Norway, 2019

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The musical “Trolle ” by Alexander Rybak premieres Thursday 28th November 2019 in Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall.

Book tickets HERE.

Ticket sale started:

28. November (premiere), only a few tickets left
29. November 
30. November – SOLD OUT
4. – 7. December 
11. – 15. December
18. – 21. Descmber

Read more about Trolle HERE

About the musical

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Euro 150.000 in development support for the platform game “Trolle og den magiske fela” – Alexander Rybak

Ravn Studio  receives EURO 150 000 in  developing support for the platformer game of Alexander Rybak’s “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

The purpose of the video game contribution scheme is to strengthen the European gaming industry by supporting innovative content and creative storytelling, and helping to ensure that games reach their full international market potential.

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Alexander and Trolle in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016

Cappelen Damm is Norway’s largest publishing house, publishing approximately 1000 titles a year, within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, educational books and children’s books.

Cappelen Damm Agency represents the rights of all of the authors in their catalogues. The Agency is responsible for all foreign book rights, as well as rights for TV, film, radio, anthologies, electronic media, etc.  They attend all the major international book fairs.

In Cappelen Damm’s Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016, they present Alexander as an author and promote his book “Trolle og den magiske fela”.

From Cappelen Damm Agency’s catalogue:
Header picture of this post from Cappelen Damm where both Alexander and Trolle are represented 🙂

Alexander Rybak – Trolle and the Magic Fiddle

Source: Cappelen Damm Agency
Alexander Rybak No Bounderies picture Cappelen Damm TrolleAlexander Rybak, b. 1986, is an actor, composer and musician. His international breakthrough came when he won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the self-composed song Fairytale. Rybak has performed in several large-scale theatrical events and films alongside his music career.

Last autumn he debuted as a children’s book author with Trolle og den magiske fela (Trolle and the Magic Fiddle).

The story combines Alexander Rybak’s musicality with his love of Norwegian folk tales. It is a story about daring to be different and accepting the differences in others. The book and its universe are closely interweaved with newly composed music by Alexander Rybak among others.

“Alexander Rybak is a gifted artist with many talents. This publication is very much in the spirit of his work; a joyful composition with an interesting artistic core.”

Mette Hofsødegård, Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak promo video of Trolle Cappelen Damm

Trolle isn’t like all the other trolls. He doesn’t have a tail, and that is something the other trolls never let him forget. They tease and bully him all the time. One day, Trolle finds the Nymph King’s violin lying shining in a clearing. He discovers that the instrument is magic – anyone who hears its music falls under the spell of the player. Now he’s not only accepted, but admired! But the violin isn’t all good, and Trolle soon finds himself in a lot of trouble. Then human girl Alva turns up and shows Trolle the power of real friendship.

The book comes with an audio version and specially composed music and songs by Alexander Rybak.

Print run 11 000.

Foreign rights sold to Koppelwrite, Denmark.

On page 21 in Cappelen Damm Agency’s Rights catalogue spring 2016 you can read about Alexander and Trolle 🙂

 

Children’s book author – Interview on Eurostory.nl 10.02.2016

Alexander Rybak : A children’s book author

Edward van de Vendel Eurostory Alexander Rybak

 

Published on Eurostory.nl February 10, 2016
Interviewer: Edward Van de Vendel, a Dutch author of children’s books, three of them published in Norway by Cappelen Damm.
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Alexander – My kindergarten memory – Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

The hero in the kindergarten

For Alexander Rybak the parties were the best thing about kindergarten. Then he could get to be a hero.

Text to photo: Alexander Rybak didn’t only play in the kindergarten in Belarus, he also learnt to read and write.- I have always worked hard to learn things. That’s why I have succeeded, he says.  Continue reading Alexander — My kindergarten memory — Utdanningsnytt 4/2015

Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Meet this falls’s children’s book debutant Alexander Rybak

Text to header photo: Alexander Rybak, internationally well known violinist, composer and artist. He currently makes his debut as a children’s book author.

Source: Forlagsliv.no Published 14.01.2015. Authour: Anne Østgaard, Cappelen Damm

Found by TessaLa. Translated by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa, Revision Bita J 

Alexander Rybak (born 1986) is an actor, composer and musician. He was born in Belarus and grew up in Nesodden. He has played the violin and the piano ever since the age of 5. He made his breakthrough in 2009 when he won the Eurovision Song Contest with his own song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak about his debut as an author by Cappelen Damm

Danse for Trærne – lyrics in several languages

“Danse for trærne” (Dancing for The Trees) is a song from Alexander Rybak’s soundtrack to his book “Trolle and The Magic Fiddle”.

Since many of Alexander’s fans don’t understand Norwegian, we have translated the lyrics. Below the video you’ll find the lyrics in English, German, Azerbadijani, Turkish and Russian.  Continue reading Danse for Trærne — lyrics in several languages

Alexander Rybak – I felt left out

Alexander Rybak makes his debut as an Author

Source: paper issue of Her&Nå, published 29.09.2015. Author: Sindre Nordengen. Photo: Lasse Eriksson og Morten Bendiksen.
Provided and translated to English by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Anni Jowett

I felt left out

Alexander Rybak knows what it’s like to feel different and left out. Now he hopes to be able to help others who struggle with the same problem. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — I felt left out

Alexander Rybak captivated the audience

Alexander Rybak presented his debut book in  Litteraturhuset  – captivated the audience

 

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WELL RECEIVED: Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi are satisfied with how “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” has been received during their tour.

Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi captivated a big audience of children and adults in Litteraturhuset (House of Litterature) on Saturday. Storhøi used both voice and facial expression while reading to create the atmosphere, and Rybak’s fiddling was captivating. Continue reading Alexander Rybak captivated the audience

Alexander Rybak with Trolle show in Fredrikstad, Norway

Brought the magic fiddle to Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad

Text to photo: Magic Fiddle: Alexander Rybak played on the magic fiddle for the children. In the front row stood Ella and Håkon Fredstad Lukkassen who clapped along. Photo: Johnny Leo Johansen

Source: Fredrikstad Blad. Published 26.09.15 Author: Mathilde Halstensen.
Found by Jorunn Ekre. Translated to English by TessaLA. Revised by Bita J.

Rybak brought alongside him Storhøi, dancing trolls and the magic fiddle  for the launch of his new children’s book “Trolle and the magic fiddle”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak with Trolle show in Fredrikstad, Norway

A bit like Superman and he thrives around children

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My first school years in Norway were like an eternal vacation

Text to picture: NEW BOOK: Alexander Rybak is topical with a book and album. In which children can become familiar with Trolle who finds a magic fiddle. © Anne Elisabeth Næss Continue reading A bit like Superman and he thrives around children

Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

An interview in the Norwegian book magazine “Book and Socitity”, paper issue June 2015.

Source: paper issue of Bok og Samfunn. Found by Anastasia Silakova. Translated to English by Anastasia Silakova nad Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Marina Rolbin and Anni Jowett

Rybak’s adventurous universe

– There have always been trolls, but I created Trolle. For a long time there have been hulders (a Scandinavian forest creature), but I have brought the Hulder King himself to life. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the book magazine Book and Society June 2015

Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk show “Senkveld” 18.09.2015

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk show “Senkveld” which was broadcast Friday 18th of September. The show was recorded Thursday the 17th.

In addition to Alexander,  Shawn Mendes, Aune Sand and Selda Ekiz took also part in the show. An exciting and colorful bunch of people 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian talk show “Senkveld” 18.09.2015

Alexander Rybak in the radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK 16.09.2015

Alexander was a guest in the radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK, where he talked a bit about the process of his book,”Trolle and the magic fiddle”, from idea to publishing.

Recording and subs by TessaLa, English translation by Jorunn Ekre

Alexander Rybak – book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander writes about an outsider with a fiddle

Material that sparkles with the joy of storytelling.

Underline to the photo:  Alexander has found material for a children’s book in  fiddle playing.

Source: aftenposten.no Published 16.09.2015
Author: Mette Hofsødegård  Photo: Poppe Cornelius Continue reading Alexander Rybak — book review of “Trolle” in Aftenposten

Alexander Rybak about his book project in Dagsrevyen on NRK 03.09.2015

Alexander talks about his book “Trolle og den magiske fela” on the Norwegian News program “Dagsrevyen” on NRK together with his Trolle Team; Dennis Storhøi, Pernille Hogstad, Stig Werner Moe and Anders Baasmo Christiansen.

 Pictures from the presentation

Alexander Rybak about love, bullying and friendship in Her og Nå 18.08.2015

Alexander Rybak knows how to get his priorities right:

FAMILY AND FRIENDS MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME

Author: Gry Hartvigsen Photo: Lasse Eriksson and Morten Bendiksen. Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett. Continue reading Alexander Rybak about love, bullying and friendship in Her og Nå 18.08.2015

Alexander Rybak in the TV-show “God sommer Norge”

“We know him as a fiddling great charmer with a musicality out of the ordinary and charisma that belongs to Wonderland.”

Alexander was a guest in the summer show “Have a nice summer Norway” on TV2 on 17 July 2015, in which he talked about his book “Trolle and the magic fiddle,” which will be launched in late September this year.

 

Alexander Rybak on the radio show “Jacobsen” 16.06.2015

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian radio show “Jacobsen” on NRK P1+, where he talked about his upcoming audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” which will be on the market about September this year. In this interview we can hear a little piece from the book, read by the narrator, Dennis Storhøi.

Alexander Rybak in “Sommer i Dyreparken” TV2 20.06.15

Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian summer TV-show “Sommer i Dyreparken” (Summer in the Zoo) on TV2, where he performed his new song “Blant Fjell” about the troll “Trolle” from his upcoming children’s book and album “Trolle og den magiske fela”. The book and the album will be released in September this year. Continue reading Alexander Rybak in “Sommer i Dyreparken” TV2 20.06.15

Blant Fjell – lyrics in several languages – Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak’s  “Blant Fjell” with lyrics in several languages

For those of you who don’t understand Norwegian, some nice people have translated the Norwegian lyrics of this lovely song  to their own language.

Click here for Russian  and German
Scroll down for lyrics in Norwegian, English,  Turkish, Spanish, Hungarian and Farsi ⇓

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Alexander Rybak on TV2 about “Trolle og den magiske fela” 13.06.15

Alexander in an interview on TV2 (Norwegian TV) about his upcoming  Norwegian audiobook “Trolle og den magiske fela” and the feeling about being left out in his childhood.

Uploaded to YouTube, translationa nd subs by TessaLA, Revision by Katie Anderson