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Håkon Matti Skrede

Håkon Matti Skrede is choirmaster for Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Choir and conductor of Collegium Musicum.

Håkon Matti Skrede trained as a violinist and singer at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. As a chorister and student choirmaster of the Drakensberg Boys Choir in South Africa, he decided to develop his skills as a choral conductor. He has participated in master classes with Peter Schreier, Paul Hillier, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bob Chilcott, Njål Sparbo and Robert Levine, appeared as a soloist in numerous sacred works, and taken part in several operatic productions.

Skrede founded the Edvard Grieg Kor (formerly KorVest) in 2002, Bergen Guttekor (Boys’ Choir) in 2008, Bergen Pikekor (Girls’ Choir) in 2010, and Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor (Youth Choir) in 2013. He is currently chorus master for Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Choir and conductor of Collegium Musicum.

Skrede has conducted a number of operas with young people, such as Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Weill’s Der Jasager, and Bock and Harnick’s Fiddler on the Roof, and many large-scale sacred works for chorus and orchestra, including Handel’s Messiah, the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé, Fauré, and Brahms, and Britten’s The Company of Heaven.

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Sweeney Todd
Running period: 06-08/11

Sweeney Todd

Blood-soaked revenge, love and human meat pies are some of the spine-tingling ingredients in the musical Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.

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La Clemenza Di Tito Ny
Running period: 21-27/03

La clemenza di Tito

Mozarts last opera holds some of his most extraordinary and emotional music.

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Candide Program Nett
Running period: 02-03/11


A story about an innocent youth who weathers a series of spectacular and funny misfortunes.

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Werther Dies
Running period: 16-22/03


Werther's music counts as some of the most gorgeously romantic ever written.

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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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Hollender Nett Kladd Mast 100218
Running period: 10-16/03

The Flying Dutchman

Few composers capture passion better than Wagner – a composer whose music swirls through the soul, who paints nature in all its beauty and brutality, and who tells fantastical stories.

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Papirposeprinsessen Prinsessensloss Nett
Running period: 18/11

The Paper Bag Princess

Come and join in all the humour and drama that unfolds when Händel meets Norwegian folk tunes, a prince is kidnapped by a dragon, and a brave princess comes to the rescue.

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Telt Uten Modell Presse Lowres
Running period: 18-20/08

Mimi Goes Glamping

"When the event catches on more widely, they might well have to kill for a ticket" - Opera Now

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