Heiner Goebbels

Heiner Goebbels launches this year’s Ultima Festival

Goebbels’s staging of Harry Partch’s Delusion of the Fury was a huge success at Ultima 2013. The acclaimed German composer and stage director will now return to the Nationaltheatret for the opening of Ultima 2017.

Ultima Festival's Opening Concert

Heiner Goebbels: Eislermaterial (1998)
With Ensemble Modern and actor Josef Bierbichler

Nationaltheatret
7 September, 7.30 pm (one night only)

The art of Heiner Goebbels is not quite opera and not quite theatre, but occupies a unique position between the two. With a background straddling avant garde composition and progressive/radical rock in the 1970s, Goebbels is now a prolific composer and stage director of multimedia works that have been performed all over the world. His staging of Harry Partch’s Delusion of the Fury was one of Ultima’s all-time triumphs when it was performed at Oslo’s Nationaltheater in 2013. In 2012 the German composer and director received the prestigious international Ibsen Award.

Now Goebbels returns to Ultima with a concert version of Eislermaterial (1998), an enchanting and passionate tribute and deconstruction of one of his greatest musical heroes. 

Heiner Goebbels