Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867−1942)

Sveagaldrar. A song dramatic festival play (to Oscar II's 25 year jubilee of government) in 4 images

  • Year of composition: 1897
  • Work category: Opera, one act
  • Text author: Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
  • First performed: 21 September 1897, Kungliga Teatern, cond. Conrad Nordqvist
  • Duration: Approx. 50-60 min


3*.2*.2.2 / 4.3.3*.1 / timp (2 par i bild 4), perc, 2 hp / str
(picc, cor angl, bass tbn)

Solo voices/choir

The Ruler (bass)
The Queen [mute part]
Saga (soprano)
Svea (mezzo soprano)
A youngster (tenor)
A maiden (soprano)
A herald (baritone)
The warriors of the Queen et al
Forest trolls, Ägir's daughters, invisible choirs

Solo voices: 2 sopranos (Saga, A maiden), 1 mezzo soprano (Svea), 1 tenor (A youngster), 1 baritone (A herald), 1 bass (the Ruler), 1 mute female part (the Queen)
Choir: Female choir, Male choir, Mixed choir

Examples of printed editions

Libretto, printed 1897 (at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket)

Location for score and part material

Score and parts to the Prelude in facsimile at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Z/Sv

Examples of recordings

Prelude recorded by Norrköpings Symfoniorkester (cond. Michail Jurowski) and publ. on CD (1998), CPO 999 564-2

Description of work


Work comment

See also "Sveagaldrar. Förspel (Hyllningsmarsch)".