Momo and the Time Thieves

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Momo and the Time Thieves
Opera by Svitlana Azarova
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Native title
Danish: Momo og tidstyvene
LibrettistAnna Bro [da; de]
Based onMomo
by Michael Ende
15 October 2017 (2017-10-15)

Momo and the Time Thieves (Danish: Momo og tidstyvene) is a Danish-language opera in two acts by Svitlana Azarova. The libretto, based on the 1973 children's book Momo by Michael Ende, was written by Anna Bro [da; de].

The opera was commissioned by the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, and written in 2015 and 2016; It was published by Donemus and was world premiered on 15 October 2017. It was rewarded with 5 stars from Politiken and Berlingske among others.


Role Voice type Premiere cast, 15 October 2017[1] Cast 21 October 2017
Momo soprano Anke Briegel
Beppo baritone Sten Byriel
Gigi countertenor Morten Grove Frandsen
Master Ora baritone Palle Knudsen
Fusi tenor Jens Christian Tvilum
Nino baritone Morten Staugaard
Liliana mezzo-soprano Hanne Fisher
Nicola bass Simon Duus
Leader of the Grey Gentlemen actor Ole Lemmeke
Agent blw/553/c tenor Gert Henning-Jensen
Agent xyq/384/b baritone Andreas Landin
Bibi girl coloratura soprano Sofie Elkjær Jensen
Assistant 1 soprano Karen Dinitzen
Assistant 2 mezzo soprano Helle Fabricius Grarup
Grey Gentleman 1 tenor Lars Bo Ravnbak Lukas Norbel
Grey Gentleman 2 bass Rasmus Ruge Johann Domwald
Grey Gentleman 3 mezzo soprano Pia Rose Hansen Trunte Aaboe
Grey Gentleman 4 mezzo soprano Henriette Elmar Sasse Flodgaard
Policeman bass Martin Christopher Briody
Cassiopeia (mech. Turtle) Operated by Anna Dyrby
Children soloists Singers from Sankt Annæ Gymnasium
Children choir Choir of Sankt Annæ Gymnasium
Mix choir The Royal Opera Choir




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