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Allison Cook

Mezzo-soprano Allison Cook visits Bergen autumn 2021 as Rusalka’s dangerous rival, the Foreign Princess.

Mezzo-soprano Allison Cook trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the national opera studios of Paris and Strasbourg.

Season 2018/18 she sung the title role as Salome at English National Opera, and she has also sung several different roles at the Royal Opera in London. She has sung the Duchess in Thomas Adès (b. 1971) first opera Powder Her Face for New York City Opera as well as Teatr Wielki in Poland and La Monnaie in Brussels. Another important role has been as Judith in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle for both the Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon and Teatr Wielki. She also sung the title role in Kaija Saariaho’s opera Émilie for Salzburg Landestheater, and Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for La Scala in Milan.

Allison Cook visited Bergen in 2016, when she sang in Schönberg’s monodrama Erwartung with Bergen National Opera at Bergen International Festival, which she also has performed at Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium.

April 2021

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Running period: 29-29/10

CANCELLED / Rusalka 2021

All four performances of Rusalka have been cancelled due to the strike in Norway’s culture sector, which also has affected the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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