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Opera by the fjord - Summer academy for singers 16-21 August

Are you studying to become an opera singer? Would you like to take part in our summer academy in August? Apply by the 7th of June.

Bergen National Opera's first ever academy takes place this summer at Os near Bergen. We are looking for eleven participating singers, who will get the chance to dive into the Finale from Act 2 of Le nozze di Figaro, and also work with arias for the concert on the final day.

Sascha Goetzel, conductor from Vienna
Eivind Gullberg Jensen
, conductor and Artistic & General Director at Bergen National Opera

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Place: Oseana kunst- og kultursenter, Os, Norway
Dates: 16 – 21 August 2021

The final concert will be on the evening on the 21st of August,
with the possibility to stay the night to the 22nd of August, with breakfast before departure.

Vocal team: 

Solveig Kringlebotn, soprano and professor at the Academy of Opera in Oslo (Operahøgskolen) and Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo

Kristin Okerlund, pianist and vocal coach from the Wiener Staatsoper

Age: 18-30 years

Fee: NOK 2 000,-

Includes academy, accommodation and three meals a day

Apply by the 7th of June

Please send your CV and two recorded arias to

Your application will be processed by the 14th of June 
If accepted, please pay the fee by the 18th of June

Please also note that there is separate information for instrumentalists (link) who want to apply for the academy orchestra.

The summer academy is presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration with Oseana kunst- og kultursenter, and supported by the Grieg Foundation and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB.

Due to the Covid 19-situation there could be changes.

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