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Future Opera

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Intermissions: 1
Premiere: 23. May 2020 Running period: 23 - 24/05

Do you understand what I'm saying? Are we talking past each other?

Spring 2020 sees two exciting premieres exploring how we communicate.

In early 2018, BNO began a new Future Opera partnership with Icelandic Opera, creating two commissions. We engaged Peder Barratt-Due, Norwegian but now based in Los Angeles and Icelandic composer Bára Gísladóttir, exciting young artists with fast-developing careers.

They will be mentored during their operas ́ development by a superb international team: distinguished young Czech composer Ondrej Adamek, director Sjaron Minailo, dramaturg/librettist Krystian Lada and music director Stephen Higgins.

During the Bergen International Festival, their two different operas will be premiered at Cornerteateret. It will be an exciting double performance where the two composers' very different musical approaches explore the common themes of misunderstandings, embarrassing situations, laughter and clarification.

After it's premiere in Bergen the performance will travel on to Europe's most important festival for new music drama, Operadagen Rotterdam, as well as Dark Music Days (Myrkir músíkdagar) in Reykjavik.

Presented by Bergen National Opera and Íslenska óperan in collaboration with Bergen International Festival.


Selected dates

23/05 Saturday 19.30
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24/05 Sunday 18.00
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