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Werther by Massenet


Werther's music counts as some of the most gorgeously romantic ever written. This live recording of 22 March 2019 is available until 27th April 2019.

"Pure pleasure" - Klassisk Musikk
"Warmly recommended" - Bergensavisen
"An elegant and floating production" - Bergens Tidende

Bergen National Opera's new production is directed and designed by the acclaimed Antony McDonald. The Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas sings the title role of Werther, a role regarded as one of the most poetic and expressive tenor roles in the French repertoire. Montvidas was in 2009 awarded the prestigeous Theatre Award ‘The Gold Cross of the Stage’ for his sensitive interpretation of the tragic poet. Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition winner Catriona Morison makes her Scandinavian debut as Charlotte.

With star singers in all roles and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under direction of Frédéric Chaslin.


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Werther Nettsiden 4 Play video

Se videoklipp fra Werther

"En ren nytelse" - Klassisk Musikk
"Anbefales på det varmeste" - BA
"En elegant, flytende tolkning" - BT

Edgaras Montvidas Vimeo Cover Play video

Pourquoi me réveiller - Edgaras Montvidas

"Pourquoi me réveiller" is a famous aria from the opera Werther by Jules Massenet, which you can see in a new production by Bergen National Opera between the 16th and 22nd March 2019.

Candide Vuvu Foto Thor Brodreskift Play video

Glitter and be gay - Vuvu Mpofu

Hear the beautiful and demanding coloratura aria performed by Vuvu Mpofu, at Bergen National Opera's new production of Candide.

Alle Magnus Play video

Ritorna vincitor! from Aida

The struggle between love and duty lies at the heart of this fascinating opera. With a chorus of nearly 200 singers, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and fantastic soloists, this is "Grand opéra" at its finest.

Ms Kristina Oquantevolte Play video

O Quante Volte - Kristina Mkhitaryan

"Oh how many times do I weep and beg heaven for you"
Soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan sings the famous aria "O quante volte" in Bergen National Opera's new production of Bellini's opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2016).