December Performance: The passion of Puccini


Il trittico
starts Dec 3, ends Jan 30; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 195-795kr;

Experience one of Puccini’s greatest opera masterpieces performed at the Opera House and directed by Italy’s Damiano Michieletto.

Doing justice to Puccini’s emotional touch, the opera consists of three acts: ‘Il tabarro’ in which a couple lead an unhappy life after the loss of their son; ‘Suor Angelica’, which deals with a religious redemption after women breach society’s laws, and finally ‘Gianni Schicchi’ in which greedy heirs cheat their way to inherit a fortune.

The cast includes British star Elizabeth Llewellyn (Porgy and Bess), Johan Reuter and Marco di Felice.

The Nutcracker by Steen Koerner
Dec 1-23, 19:00; Docken; Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Ø; from 325kr;

Enjoy a different kind of Nutcracker – a mix of boogie, break-dance and ballet. Mark Linn, a runner-up in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, is involved.

(photo: Imre Zsibrik)
(photo: Imre Zsibrik)

The Life and Times of Ms. Karen Henderson

Dec 2-3, 19:00; Dansehallerne, Pasteurvej 20, Cph V; 125kr;

Get your swing going! In this bizarre autofictional dance work by Maria Naidu, prepare to be deceived. Everything you see is not what it seems to be.


New Year’s Concert

Dec 31, 17:45; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10; Cph K; 195-1,250kr;

Would you like to end the year in a vigorous way? Venezuelan conductor Christian Vazquez will lead a fabulous concert true to his Latin roots, accompanied by a speech by the queen.