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.
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 “
In September 2019, Alexander returned to Poland to perform at a free outdoor concert in one of Warsaw’s parks to celebrate the end of the summer holidays. Alexander’s fans in Polish Rybak’s Mafia were there and delightedly tell us about their celebrations…
As 2018’s “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” tour came to it’s final concert in Fagerborg Church, Petra Maczewski from Varel in the northwest of Germany was present at her very first experience of seeing Alexander perform live. Here’s her story…
It’s almost already one week now since I’ve returned from Oslo and still it all seems like a dream. It had all been planned for so long, I had already booked the flights in June and on the same day bought tickets for “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”. It would be the first time I would see Alexander Rybak live and when my husband said he could imagine spending Christmas in Oslo and going to the concert, I was beyond excited! Continue reading Fan Report: Alexander Rybak at the Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Fagerborg→
On the go in my Eurovision shoes … a fan’s journey to Lisbon.
Anni Jowett (United Kingdom) reporting.
I’ve been a fan of the Eurovision song contest for as long as I can remember, and I always hoped I would actually get to go to experience the contest in the host city someday. So when Alexander Rybak was selected to represent Norway for a second time in March 2018 I had no doubt that this year would be THE year to pack my bags and head for Eurovision in May.
Fans fly over Europe skies to support Alexander Rybak’s return to Melodi Grand Prix in 2018: Stories from Oslo
Nine years after his victory at the Eurovision Song contest in Moscow, it was revealed in January that Alexander would return to the Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) stage to compete for the chance to represent Norway again in the Eurovision song contest. This caused a wave of excitement amongst his fans, and some started making their plans immediately to travel to Oslo for the 10th March to be there to show their belief in his talent and support him at the live show. Fans came not only from many parts of Norway, but many other countries including Germany, UK, Hungary, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic and Estonia. And some of those fans have shared their adventures with us. Continue reading Alexander Rybak fan reports from Oslo and the Melodi Grand Prix 2018→
“On the Go in our Tourist Shoes” in the Czech Republic
Fan Reports from the Alexander Rybak & Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts in Ostrava and Plzen
Attending Alexander Rybak’s concerts always gives his fans the opportunity not only to enjoy his music, but to travel and to explore different places together. This was certainly the case last autumn when Alexander returned to the Czech Republic and he went on a mini tour with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. Find out more about the concertsHERE
Karlshamn all the way and back again, a musical trip 15.07 – 17.07/2015 by Ebba Raab and Annika Petersson
All photos are taken by Ebba and Annika
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I found out about the concert in Karlshamn in february/march by a friend who’s in the orchestra. I was still living in Newcastle by then and I did not know if I’d be able to go. But what a temptation it was! A while later I unfortunately had to move back home again but it meant that I could see the concert. Karlshamn is a place full of memories, my first concert took place there and a few months later I was there again. Continue reading Meeting Alexander in Karlshamn — a Fan Fairytale→
Alexander Rybak gracefully took to the stage on February 23rd, coming way across the pond to make his Canadian debut, performing an exclusive one-time concert in Toronto’s Centre for the Arts in North York. North American Eurovision Song Contest and Rybak fans had a chance to come out of hiding, and out of hiding they certainly came, including a duo who flew in from Texas for the Norwegian violinist. Continue reading A review about Alexander Rybak’s performance in Canada→
We arrived in Solaris center a few minutes before the signing session was to begin and went to the long line, where we met with another girl from Facebook, Kylcella. Alex arrived soon and teenager girls, who weren’t in the line, just stormed to him. Alex looked a bit tired at the beginning and had a kind of sad expression, even while smiling. But soon he looked much better and happier, so, it must be true, what he has always said about the signing sessions – that this is, where he gets his energy from. 🙂 The line was moving very slow because of those teenage girls, who weren’t standing in the line at all, but just pressing through. And the time went fast and the session was about to end – it was set from 16.45-17.30 only and the line was still pretty long . . . We realized with Kylcella, that we have to act more rude now, too, and pressed us through the crowd. The security was doing the best to protect him from fans, on the cost of politeness – they were rude to the crowd . . . happy, that Alex didn’t understand, what they were saying. :S Soon it was told to Alex, that the signing is over, but he looked at the long desperate line and said, he want’s that everyone gets the autograph.