The Witches (opera)

The Witches is a children's opera composed by Marcus Paus to a Norwegian-language libretto by Ole Paus, and based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was written for Gloppen Musikkfest, and was first performed in 2008 with Tora Augestad as the eponymous Grand High Witch. The opera was written especially with Augestad in mind.[1][2][3]

The Witches
Opera by Marcus Paus
LibrettistOle Paus
Based onThe Witches
by Roald Dahl
Gloppen Musikkfest


  1. Horvei, Truls (9 May 2008). "Heksene i Hardanger" [The Witches in Hardanger]. Haugesunds Avis.
  2. "Hekseopera for barn" [Witch opera for children]. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. "Hekser verdt å merke seg" [Witches worth noting]. Bergens Tidende.
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