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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. He conducted Sweeney Todd for BNO in Grieghallen (autumn 2019), and was also music director for Future Opera spring 2020. Higgins is the music director of BNO's new film about Carmen, which launches autumn 2020.

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Carmen Ketevan Nett
Running period: 30/09

CARMEN - THE MOVIE

Carmen is one of the most performed operas in the world, but what happened after her brutal murder? Bergen National Opera’s new film ‘Obsession in isolation’ is a murder mystery set for our times.

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Elisabeth Teige Easter Hymn

Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana

Bergen National Opera is delighted to present an Easter performance especially recorded along with Edvard Grieg Kor and singers who were part of our La Clemenza di Tito, which Covid19 forced us to cancel. We also welcome children from EGK´s talent programme.

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From Russia With Love
Running period: 04-03/10

Festival of song

Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present a week with exceptional singing.

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Janie Dee Cabaret New2 Web
Running period: 05/10

Cabaret with Janie Dee

Janie Dee is an award-winning actress and musical theatre star, celebrated for her extraordinary versatility in work on stage, film, television and radio.

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Future Opera
Running period: 23-24/05

CANCELLED: Future Opera

Spring 2020 sees two exciting premieres exploring how we communicate, in a new collaboration with Íslenska óperan and the two young composers Bára Gísladóttir and Peder Barratt-Due.

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Sweeney Poster Nettsiden
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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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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Carmen Nett2
Running period: 11-13/10

Operafest at Terminus 2018

Bergen National Opera and De Bergenske invite you to join us in a three day opera festival at Grand Hotel Terminus.

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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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