Does Peer Gynt marry the princess?
He comes across a woman clad in green, who claims to be the daughter of the troll mountain king. Together they ride into the mountain hall, and the troll king gives Peer the opportunity to become a troll if Peer would marry his daughter. Peer agrees to a number of conditions, but declines in the end.
What is the moral of Peer Gynt?
First published as a dramatic poem in 1867, “Peer Gynt” wasn’t staged until nine years after it was written, and still isn’t widely performed. It’s not difficult to see why. Most critics have decided Peer’s story is a morality tale in which he learns a lesson about how bad it is to be selfish.
Who first sang Solveig’s song?
Composed by Edvard Grieg in 1875, music from Peer Gynt was originally incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s five-act play. The beautiful “Solveig’s Song” is from the second orchestral suite later extracted by Grieg.