Ibsen asked Grieg to compose music for Peer Gynt, his dramatic poem about a very bad boy and the redemptive love of a very good woman. Witness an exploration of this musical fantasy which includes trolls, epic journeys to far-away lands, and mythological creatures through extended selections of this rarely heard score with video, actors, soloists and Chorus along with the SFS. Music by Schnittke and Robin Holloway are intermingled with Grieg’s famous score. This will truly be a spectacle to see – and hear.
“Harvey burst forth with a cascade of wonderfully crisp phrasing and bright, precise coloratura.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (Full article)
The Woman in Green
Button Moulder, Bøyg
Mads Moen, The Troll Courtier, The Brat, The Lean One
Solveig’s Father, The Troll King
director and production designer
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.
Grieg's Peer Gynt
Watch a Video
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas on the "original spectacle" of Peer Gynt.
More About the Production
An artist’s rendering of the set of this multimedia performance. Click to enlarge.
Read an Article
Sean Martinfield of the SF Examiner dives into the history Peer Gynt, highlights many of the stars invoived in this multimedia performance, and interviews composer Robin Holloway. Read the full article.