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Bergen National Opera

- Tucked away in the far north, Bergen National Opera may be a hidden treasure, but, as this performance proved, it's world class. Opera Today

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Opera Pub Bw Pink
01/12/2021

OperaPub Xmas Edition

Join us for an informal night out at the brand new Kulturhuset in the heart of Bergen - either just enjoy listening or sing along!

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Den glade enke
26/03/2022

The Merry Widow 2.0

Experience romantic confusion and caustic satire when the cities of Bergen and Copenhagen unite in a brand new version of Lehár’s legendary operetta.

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Rusalka

Rusalka's song to the moon is one of the highlights in the fairy-tale world of Dvořák’s supremely romantic opera. New dates: 18, 20, 22 and 24 March 2023.

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Sascha og Eivind

Meet the founders

Meet the founders of the summer academy Opera by the fjord, Sascha Goetzel and Eivind Gullberg Jensen

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Opera by the fjord - Summer academy

Bergen National Opera are proud to launch our first ever summer academy, which takes place this August by the majestic Bjørnafjorden, near Bergen.

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What happens in Rusalka?

What happens when the water nymph Rusalka falls madly in love with a human prince, and asks the witch Ježibaba for help? Here's a synopsis of Dvořák's enchanting opera, with five musical excerpts.

Carmen - Ketevan Kemoklidze

Carmen - news about our film

Carmen, Carmen, Carmen..... so breathes our entranced journalist blogger at the opening of Bergen National Opera´s new film Carmen: Obsession in Isolation.

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Musikalsk julekort 2020

Bergen Nasjonale Opera har laget et helt spesielt musikalsk julekort – med kjente og kjære julesanger fremført av Elisabeth Teige, FirStemt og Edvard Grieg Kor.

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Carmen - trailer

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. See the trailer here!

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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 Covid-19 forced us to cancel in March 2020. Our soloist Elisabeth Teige is one of the most sought after young dramatic sopranos in Scandinavia. We also welcome children from EGK's talent programme.

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La clemenza di Tito: S'altro che lagrime

Soprano Beate Mordal sings Servilia's aria "S'altro che lagrime" from the opera "La clemenza di Tito" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). With Ivar Anton Waagaard on piano.

Beate Mordal sings the role of Servilia in Bergen National Opera's new production of La clemenza di Tito sprimg 2020. (Update: This production was due to the Covid 19-situation postponed to spring 2021, where Mordal sung the role as Vitellia.)

Recorded in Østre Aker Church (2019).
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Werther by Massenet

Werther's music counts as some of the most gorgeously romantic ever written. Here you can see the live recording from 22 March 2019, with Edgaras Montvidas and Catriona Morison as Werther and Charlotte.

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