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Edward Gardner

Edward Gardner is Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor, internationally acknowledged as one of the most prominent orchestra leaders of his generation.

Edward Gardner has his education from the University of Cambridge and Royal Academy of Music in London. After his studies, he started as an assistant for Sir Mark Elder, and later advanced to Music Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera, before being appointed Music Director at English National Opera. Edward Gardener conducts regularly in opera houses like Metropolitan in New York, La Scala in Milan, the opera in Paris and at Glyndbourne. His many recordings have won great critcial acclaim – also those with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Our critically acclaimed performance of Peter Grimes marked his first collaboration with Bergen National Opera.

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Berlioz Requiem Nett
Running period: 23-24/05

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts at Festpillene. Livestream 24th May.

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Othello Mediumlarge
Running period: 11-15/12


In creating the characters for his master play Otello, Shakespeare combined the most devastating but inexorable human traits: arrogance, insecurity, envy and jealousy.

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