Josef Petersen was the grandson of the Norwegian Poet Johan Sebastian Cammermeyer Welhaven and I don’t know much about him, nor the painting, except it was first given to Mr and Mrs Harremoes, Lundtofte, Denmark, for the silver wedding, by Mr Carl Castenskjold. Mrs Harremoes then gave it to my mother, Marie Møller, f. Skovmand, when she moved to Buegården, Bagsværd, in 1984. Contact me if interested.
In the 1980s and -90s, Den Jyske Opera/Jutland Opera, performed Wagner’s Ring Cycle, directed by Klaus Hoffmeyer and conducted by Francesco Cristofoli/Tamás Vetö, with a stellar cast consisting of among others Lars Waage, Lisbeth Balslev, Stig Fogh Andersen, Poul Elming, Tina Kiberg, Aage Haugland and Jørgen Klint. This was recorded on seven VHS cassettes in a set which was produced in 1000 copies only.
Now one set is for sale. It is very well kept. The first three operas have been viewed once, and the last one is still sealed.
From 1996 – Den Jyske Opera and Aarhus Symfoniorkester – directed by Klaus Hoffmeyer – conducted by Francesco Cristofoli/Tamás Vetö – Lars Waage, Lisbeth Balslev, Stig Fogh Andersen, Poul Elming, Tina Kiberg, Aage Haugland, Sylvia Lindenstrand, Marianne Eklöf, Lennart Stregaard, Jørgen Klint, Hans Jørgen Laursen, Kirsten Dolberg, Mette Ejsing, Lars Thodberg Bertelsen, Majken Bjerno, Iréne Theorin, Stephen Milling, Susanne Persson-Resmark, Antje Jansen, Gertrud Spliid, Henriette Bonde-Hansen – produced by Thomas Grimm, Lars Ole Bonde and Lars Søgaard.
Seven PAL VHS cassettes, of which the first three operas have been viewed once, the last two cassettes are still sealed. The box and the book with photos from the production are in good condition.