Bessie – a Bluesical
by Ellen Foyn Bruun and Bente Kahan
Directed by: Ellen Foyn Bruun
With Bente Kahan as Bessie
Morten Gunnar Larsen: piano
Georg Michael Reiss: clarinet
A monodrama with music about the queen of the blues, Bessie Smith.
Premiered in Oslo, Norway, August 7,1986
After the premiere, the Norwegian major newspaper “Aftenposten” wrote:
“Passionate and successful… Her Bessie Smith is an impressive achievement”.