Edward Clug; Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt

Performance by the Ballet Ensemble of Slovene National Theatre Maribor
Ibsen’s Peer Gynt is without doubt one of the most complex dramas. Edvard Grieg’s visionary, expansive incidental music also became popular in its own right. As he studied Ibsen’s text and Grieg’s music, Romanian-born choreographer Edward Clug came to the conclusion that their respective visions of Peer Gynt differ in so many points that they can safely be considered two independent, entirely autonomous readings. Inspired by the music, Edward Clug wrote his own narrative of Peer Gynt – that is, a ballet libretto –, which proved impossible to perform with only the original incidental music. The Slovene National Theatre Maribor’s highly spectacular production also incorporates excerpts from Grieg’s best-known concert hall compositions, as well as from his pieces for chamber ensembles and solo instruments.

Libretto: Edward Clug (after Henrik Ibsen’s drama)
Music: Edvard Grieg
Set: Marko Japelj
Sculptures: Ivo Nemec, Milena Greifoner
Costumes: Leo Kulaš
Assistant to the choreographer: Matjaž Marin, Miloš Isailović
Choreographer: Edward Clug

Peer Gynt: Miloš Isailović
Solveig: Tijuana Križman Hudernik
Death: Gaj Žmavc
Åse, Peer Gynt’s mother: Tanja Baronik
Deer: Sytze Jan Luske
Ingrid, a bride: Asami Nakashima
Aslak, a blacksmith: Sergiu Moga
Green-clad woman: Tetiana Svetlična
Mads Moen, a manservant: Matjaž Marin
Anitra, daughter of a Bedouin chief: Asami Nakashima
Little Helga: Alena Medič
Dr. Begriffenfeldt, director of the madhouse at Cairo: Sergiu Moga
Madmen: Tetiana Svetlična, Mirjana Šrot, Matjaž Marin, Tiberiu Marta
Three shepherdesses: Klavdija Stanišič, Blaga Stojčeva, Hristina Stojčeva
Troll: Vadim Kurgajev

Program of the Budapest Spring Festival


Opera House
April 10, 2017
Start time
End time


2017. April 10., Mon, 20:00