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Sweeney Todd

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Duration: 2 h 45 min Intermissions: 1
Language: English Subtitles: Norwegian
Location: Grieghallen Ticket prices: 250 - 675 NOK
Premiere: 06. Nov 2019 Running period: 06 - 08/11

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.

The story starts in foggy London, where the innocently convicted Sweeney Todd returns home after having escaped from a lifelong prison sentence in Australia. In search of revenge he teams up with Mrs Lovett, the city's worst pie maker, who lets him keep a barbershop above her meat pie establishment in Fleet Street. Whilst Todd gives his customers a very close shave, people start flocking to Mrs Lovett's shop for some exceedingly delicious meat pies...

The strong cast is led by Americans Michael Mayer and Lester Lynch, with the legendary British soprano Susan Bullock in the role of Mrs Lovett. The rising Bergen star, Caroline Wettergreen, sings Johanna. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edvard Grieg Choir are led by conductor Stephen Higgins.

A new production by Bergen National Opera

Staged concert in 2 acts
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 30 minute break

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 5th June 2019

Presented by Bergen National Opera and Musikkselskapet Harmonien

Stephen Sondheim / Music
Hugh Wheeler, based on the 1973 play by
Christopher Bond / Script
Stephen Higgins / Conductor
Christopher Luscombe / Director
Håkon Matti Skrede / Choirmaster

Michael Mayes / Sweeney Todd
Susan Bullock / Mrs Lovett
Samuel Boden / Anthony Hope
Lester Lynch / Judge Turpin
Christopher Gillett / The Beadle
Caroline Wettergreen / Johanna
Randi Stene / Beggar woman
Peter Kirk / Tobias Ragg
David Curry / Pirelli

Photo: Aleksander Næs
Model: Simen Marius Granlund, Master Barber at Bjørgvin Barbersalong in Bergen

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06/11 Wednesday 19.00
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07/11 Thursday 19.00
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08/11 Friday 19.00
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