The Passenger (Passageren)

On an ocean liner leaving Germany Lisa, a former SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp, is confronted with her past when she was sees a mysterious passenger who reminds her of a former prisoner. After the encounter Lisa is thrown back into hidden parts of her biography and forced to confront the truth – her horrible past penetrates the present and reveals the lies she is living with: Auschwitz returns. The deeper Lisa digs into her past, the more she gets entangled in contradictions, until she finally confronts the mysterious passenger directly…

Past performances in season 2017/18

Brothers (Brødre)

In August 2017 Den Jyske Opera performed Brothers, based on Susanne Bier’s film. The composer is the Danish-born Icelander Daníel Bjarnason, and the librettist is Swed­ish Kerstin Perski. Kasper Holten is the director and Steffen Aarfing the set designer.

La Traviata

Violetta Valery, the most beautiful and charismatic prostitute in Paris -  has a choice to make between love or money. The decision she makes to fall in love with the young Alfredo destroys her old life but for this she will pay a terrible price...

L'elisir d'amore (Elskovsdrikken)

Donizetti's romantic comedy about the hapless, shy Nemorino  who is madly in love with the beautiful, proud Adina. All turns to comic disaster when Adina falls for the attractive Belcore.. But Nemorino has one last hope. A fake doctor - Dulcamara - offers to sell him a magic drink that will make him irresistible to women......will Nemorino take the plunge and allow magic to help him win Adina's love?