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OSLO, Norway — German composer and music director Heiner Goebbels has won the International Ibsen Award for creating new insights in theatre that have influenced producers and musicians.

The awarding jury describes the 59-year-old as "one of the great creative personalities of today," who has produced "an astounding body of work in disparate disciplines."

Goebbels will be presented the 2.5 million kroner ($450,000) prize in Oslo in September as part of the Ibsen Festival at the National Theater.

The prize is awarded every two years to persons, institutions or organizations for bringing "new artistic dimensions to the world of drama or theatre." It is named after Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen who lived in 1828-1906.




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