The Querini Opera at Røst

Location: Røst
Category: Events, Concert, Festival
Date: Wednesday 1 aug 2018 - Sunday 5 Aug 2018

Major Opera performed on the tiny Island of Røst in Lofoten. A unique and spectacular opera experience.

The tiny community of Røst in the Lofoten islands, with only 600 inhabitants, has written North Norwegian opera history with the opera production "Querini"
The premier performance toke place on Røst in the summer of 2012, and at the premiere it came two times as many visitors as there are inhabitants on the island!
Next summer 2014 we will repeat the opera sucess with 4 performances from 31.juli - 3. august on the island Røst. Read all aboout it at: and contact us on mail:

The story behind the project:

In January 1432 the Venetian tradesman Pietro Querini stranded on Røst at the outermost end of the Lofoten islands.

His ship was wrecked off the coast of Ireland, but drifted miraculously eastwards to Røst. Eleven Italian shipmen survived and were taken care of by the local inhabitants. Querini described the place as "the first order of Paradise"; there are two accounts in existence that describe the whole of Querini's journey and his sojourn on the island. These are among the earliest accounts of how people along the coast lived at that time.

This remarkable story has now become a spectacular opera, portraying the dramatic events of and after January 1432. The setting for the performance is the very same that saved the lives of Querini and his crew 580 years ago!


Date Time Arena/Place
1 Aug
Wednesday 1 aug 2018 09:00  
2 Aug
Thursday 2 aug 2018 09:00  
3 Aug
Friday 3 aug 2018 09:00  
4 Aug
Saturday 4 aug 2018 09:00  

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Price information
Tickets to the Opera: Adults: NOK 625, Children/Students: NOK 325

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