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Håkon Matti Skrede

Håkon Matti Skrede is Chorus Master for Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Choir and conductor of Collegium Musicum.

Håkon Matti Skrede trained as a violinist and singer at The Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway. As a singer, he has appeared as a soloist in numerous sacred works and taken part in several operatic productions and masterclasses. He developed his skills as a choral conductor as a chorister and student choirmaster of the Drakensberg Boys Choir in South Africa. He founded the Edvard Grieg Kor (formerly KorVest) in 2002, Bergen Guttekor (now Edvard Grieg Guttekor) in 2008, Bergen Jentekor (now Edvard Grieg Jentekor) in 2010, and Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor in 2013. He is currently Chorus Master for Bergen National Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Conductor of Collegium Musicum.

Håkon Matti Skrede has conducted a number of operas with children and young performers, as well as many large-scale sacred works for chorus and orchestra.

In 2017 he received a GRAMMY nomination for best choral performance for the recording of Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and choirs. In 2017 Bergen Council awarded him their cultural prize, and in 2018 he received the Alle kan synge-prize for his work with children.

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RUSALKA new web
Running period: 29-29/10

Rusalka

Rusalka's song to the moon is one of the highlights in the fairy-tale world of Dvořák’s supremely romantic opera which premieres in October.

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Carmen Ketevan Nett
Running period: 18/09-18/09

CARMEN - THE MOVIE

Carmen is one of the most performed operas in the world, but what happened after she was murdered? Bergen National Opera’s new film ‘Obsession in isolation’ is a murder mystery set for our times.

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LCDT4 1500x1000
Running period: 19-19/03

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Mozart’s last opera holds some of his most extraordinary and emotional music.

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LCDT4 1500x1000 nett
Running period: 15/03

OPERA FOR FREE // LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Mozart’s last opera holds some of his most extraordinary and emotional music. See the recorded performance here!

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Macbeth Poster Final Nett
Running period: 13-13/11

MACBETH / CANCELLED

Due to Covid-19 the opera has been cancelled.

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Fedje Avlyst 2
Running period: 30-30/01

OPERA AT FEDJE

Opera at Fedje has been cancelled due to restrictions in connection with the Covid 19 situation.

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Elisabeth Teige Easter Hymn

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. We also welcome children from EGK's talent programme.

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Peter Grimes Nettsiden
Running period: 30-30/11

Peter Grimes

Britten's masterpiece, set in a claustrophobic seaside town on the England's windswept coast presents some of the most powerful and theatrical music ever written for the operatic stage.

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Sweeney Poster Nettsiden
Running period: 08-08/11

Sweeney Todd

Blood-soaked revenge, love and human meat pies are some of the spine-tingling ingredients in the musical Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.

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Tito Poster Blogg
Running period: 27-27/03

Cancelled: La clemenza di Tito 2020

Due to the corona virus, Bergen National Opera and Musikkselskapet Harmonien have decided to cancel the Mozart opera La clemenza di Tito spring 2020.

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Candide Program Nett
Running period: 03-03/11

Candide

A story about an innocent youth who weathers a series of spectacular and funny misfortunes.

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Werther Dies
Running period: 22-22/03

Werther

Werther's music counts as some of the most gorgeously romantic ever written.

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Paperbag Princess Web
Running period: 09-09/09

Fengselsopera - Papirposeprinsessen

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Berlioz Requiem Nett
Running period: 24-24/05

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts at Festpillene. Livestream 24th May.

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Othello Mediumlarge
Running period: 15-15/12

Otello

In creating the characters for his master play Otello, Shakespeare combined the most devastating but inexorable human traits: arrogance, insecurity, envy and jealousy.

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Hollender Nett Kladd Mast 100218
Running period: 16-16/03

The Flying Dutchman

Few composers capture passion better than Wagner – a composer whose music swirls through the soul, who paints nature in all its beauty and brutality, and who tells fantastical stories.

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Papirposeprinsessen Prinsessensloss Nett
Running period: 18/11

The Paper Bag Princess

Come and join in all the humour and drama that unfolds when Händel meets Norwegian folk tunes, a prince is kidnapped by a dragon, and a brave princess comes to the rescue.

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