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About us

Bergen National Opera presents world-class opera, from fully staged operas in Grieghallen, to festivals and concerts. BNO’s two major collaborators are Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – one of the world’s oldest orchestras – and Edvard Grieg Korene. BNO is working with highly imaginative creative teams and international acclaimed singers.

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Bergen National Opera

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

Eivind Gullberg Jensen

Artistic and General Director

Eivind Gullberg Jensen has conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker as well as the stars at Wiener Staatsoper. From 2021 he is Artistic and General Director of Bergen National Opera, with his first programming season 20/21.


New opera house

We are currently working towards building a new opera house and music theatre in Bergen.

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A big thank you to our supporters and partners for their generous contributions, which make it possible to experience outstanding opera in Bergen.

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Do you have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us.

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Code of conduct

Bergen National Opera aim to ensure a safe and happy working environment both for our fulltime staff and for our guests. We expect appropriate and responsible behaviour and have developed the following code of conduct as the basis for our working relationship with one another.