EVITA

Original titleEVITA
CategoryMusical
AgegroupAdults
Cast8 total (2 F and 6 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorChristian Ranke
TranslatorKenneth Thordal
TranslatorAllan Mortensen
TranslatorMichael Gram
LyricistTim Rice
LanguagesDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, Icelandic

One Multi set

This is one of the great modern successes. It tells the story about Eva Peron who was the first wife of the Argentinean Dictator Juan Peron, though initially the story did not seem obvious for the musical genre. We follow her rise from outmost poverty to her position as the hope of the nation and on to her cancerous death, at too early an age. Everything is told in a succession of alternating scenes with only a few actual changes and it is made clear how money and power goes along with the image of ‘Daughter of the Nation’. Throughout, the revolutionary hero Che raises before her critical questions. The show has been in production in London and New York for more than 10 years and is also available in a screen version.

Orchestration:

Woodwind 1
Woodwind 2
Horn
Trumpet 1 in Bb
Trumpet 2 in Bb
Trombone
Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Keyboard 3 doubling Accordian
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar doubling Contrabass
Drums
Percussion
Violin 1
Violin 2
Violin 3
Viola
Cello