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Håkon Matti Skrede

Håkon Matti Skrede is Chorus Master 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, Norway. As a singer, he has appeared as a soloist in numerous sacred works and taken part in several operatic productions and masterclasses. He developed his skills as a choral conductor as a chorister and student choirmaster of the Drakensberg Boys Choir in South Africa. He founded the Edvard Grieg Kor (formerly KorVest) in 2002, Bergen Guttekor in 2008, Bergen Jentekor in 2010, and Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor in 2013. He is currently Chorus Master for Bergen National Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Conductor of Collegium Musicum.

Håkon Matti Skrede has conducted a number of operas with children and young performers, as well as many large-scale sacred works for chorus and orchestra.

In 2017 he received a GRAMMY nomination for best choral performance for the recording of Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and choirs. In 2017 Bergen Council awarded him their cultural prize, and in 2018 he received the Alle kan synge-prize for his work with children.

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Sweeney Todd

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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

Candide

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

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

Otello

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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