Reykjavík OPERA DAYS: Opening program

Free entry

The opening of Reykjavík OPERA DAYS

Official festival opening will take place at 16:00. The festival makers present their projects and a new song quartet by Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir, commissioned by Reykjavík Opera Days, will be premiered. Light refreshments from Sónó will be on offer, everyone is welcome!

The programme includes:

11:00 – Waves – music theatre for children (1-5 years old)

12:30 – Waves– music theatre for children (1-5 years old)

14:00 – Langspil workshop with Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson

16:00 – Official opening


The sound of water and the sound of the sea is the general theme of this interactive and engaging musical adventure for children at the age of 1-5 years. In the context of Nordic Mythology, the narrator-singer, represented by the composer Svafa þórhallsdóttir herself, will guide the children using the story to create interactive and engaging situations that will make the children feel part of a truly mythical adventure, where the music represents a mystical place for them to visit.


During the Langspil workshop, participants learn the basics of playing the langspil with swan feathers and horsehair bows. Well known folks songs from sr. Bjarni Þorsteinsson’s Folk Song Collections with be performed by the participants at the end.