Matador (Danish musical)

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Matador is a Danish musical from 2007 based on the television series of the same name. It was first performed on 10 June 2007 at the Copenhagen Opera House. The production was created by Peter Langdale (producer), Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (composer) with lyrics by Clemens Telling. The story is based on Lise Nørgaard's popular TV series first broadcast in 1978.[1] The production was closely associated with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.

It was Bent Fabricius-Bjerre who 30 years earlier wrote the catchy signature tune for the TV series and went on to write the full score of the musical.

The story behind the musical is that of a small town in Zealand where the fate of a number of families develop before and during the Second World War and the German occupation of Denmark.[2]