MTT conducts Peer Gynt

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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)


Joélle Harvey


Ben Huber

Peer Gynt

Peabody Southwell

The Woman in Green

Mark Deakins

Button Moulder, Bøyg

Brian Ruppenkamp

Mads Moen, The Troll Courtier, The Brat, The Lean One

Jesse Merlin

Solveig’s Father, The Troll King

Ragnar Bohlin

choral director

James Darrah


Adam Larsen

projection designer

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

Cameron Jaye Mock

lighting design

Michael Paller


Melissa Sardella

stage manager


Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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.

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  1. Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  2. Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  3. Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:00pm

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If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at (415) 864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard and composer Robin Holloway, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Program Support

Supported by the Barbo and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund