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SUMMER ACADEMY 2023

Bergen National Opera welcomes young singers, orchestra musicians, conductors and repetiteurs to apply for our summer academy Opera by the fjord 2023.

Are you studying to become an opera singer, orchestra musician, conductor or repetiteur? Are you looking for practical experience on stage, input and inspiration from professionals from the world of opera and symphony?

We are delighted to launch a new summer academy from Saturday 24th of June – Saturday 1st of July 2023. The singers, conductors and repetiteurs start on the 24th June, before the instrumentalists in the orchestra join on Tuesday 27th June.

The academy's grand finale is a concert at Oseana by Bjørnafjorden south of Bergen, where Act 4 from La bohème (Puccini) and a reduced version of Die Fledermaus (Strauss II), directed by Ivar Tindberg. In addition there will be a separate concert with arias.

NEW: Scholarship
A means-tested scholarship is available for applicants. The scholarship could cover parts or all of the fee – and/or high travel costs. Please note: There are a limited number of scholarships. Practical information on how to apply for financial support will be provided later this spring, when the jury has selected this year’s academists.

Deadline all applications: 29th January 2023

Are you a singer? Click here to apply
Are you an orchestra musician?
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Are you a repetiteur? Click here to apply
Are you a conductor? Click here to apply

The summer academy is aimed at students over 18 who are currently in education, or who have recently graduated. Our top team of coaches all have experience from renowned opera houses and symphony orchestras.

Opera by the fjord - Summer Academy 2023 is presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration med Oseana kunst- og kultursenter, and is supported by Grieg Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB, Talent Norge, Sparebankstiftelsen Sparebanken Vest and The GC Rieber Foundations.

Photos from the Opera at the fjord concerts 2021 and 2022

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