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John Ramster

John Ramster first novel, Ladies’ Man, was translated into seven languages, and he is currently writing a book on acting for opera singers.

British John Ramster is a director, teacher and writer. He was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, studying Medieval and Renaissance. For fifteen years, he has directed over twenty productions for Royal Academy Opera, including Eugene Onegin, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Die Dreigroschenoper.

Outside the British Isles, he has directed Die Zauberflöte for the Turku Festival in Finland, Lucia di Lammermoor in Belgrade and Don Giovanni for Opera Faber in Portugal – to mention a few.

John Ramster is visiting Bergen National Opera as a director for the third time, after the highly acclaimed new production of The flying Dutchman this spring, and in 2017 with the prisonopera Paper Bag Princess, and Carmen at the festival Mimì goes glamping.

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Carmen Nett2
Running period: 13-19/10

Carmen on tour

In a one hour performance, Carmen will be distilled into a passionate dramatic story, with all the major arias.

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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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