Siddhartha (Nørgård)

Siddhartha is an opera-ballet by Per Nørgård to a libretto by Ole Sarvig. Written 1974-79 it was premiered at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1983.[1]


  • Edith Guillaume, Stig Fogh Andersen, Tina Kiberg, Aage Haugland, Erik Harbo, Kim Janken, Poul Elming, Christian Christiansen, Minna Nyhus, Birgitte Frieboe, Anne Frellesvig, Gert Mortensen, DR KoncertKoret, DR SymfoniOrkestret, Jan Latham-Koenig Dacapo


  1. ^ Audio - Page 75 The fact is that I've never found Norgard's music less than striking, and this opera-ballet (to a text by poet Ole Sarvig) recounts the rite of passage that ... a prince into the Buddha-to-be—as does Hermann Hesse's novella Siddhartha (which I found uncommonly moving when I read it long ago).