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Stephen Higgins

Stephen Higgins is a very sought-after vocal coach and chorus master as well as a conductor and pianist. He is a frequent guest with Bergen National Opera.

Stephen Higgins studied at University of Oxford, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio in London. Higgins works as a conductor and pianist with leading British operahouses like Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Scottish Opera. For ENO he has conducted The Magic Flute, L’elisir d’amore for Opera Holland Park, Don Giovanni for the festival in Porto, in addition to several musicals by Sondheim for Châtelet in Paris. In 2016 he conducted Britten’s opera Owen Wingrave at Opéra National de Paris.

Higgins was the music director for the world premiere of BNOs Future Opera at the festival Borealis spring 2018, and also for our chamber version of Bizet’s Carmen on tour the same year. This season Higgins is conductor for Sweeney Todd autumn 2019, as well as music director for Future Opera spring 2020.

Listen: Ent'racte to third act from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen:

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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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Julekonsert Beate Nett
Running period: 07-08/12

Christmas at Åmot

Christmas at Åmot is presented by Bergen National Opera and Villa Åmot

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Porgy And Bess Nett
Running period: 04/02

Porgy and Bess at DNS

Bergen National Opera presents, in collaboration with Den Nationale Scene, an evening of songs like “Summertime” and other favourites.

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