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John Ramster

John Ramster is a director, teacher and writer. His first novel, Ladies’ Man, was translated into seven languages.

British John Ramster is a director, teacher and writer. He was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, studying Medieval and Renaissance. He has directed over twenty productions for Royal Academy Opera, including Eugene Onegin, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Die Dreigroschenoper.

Outside the British Isles, he has directed Die Zauberflöte for the Turku Festival in Finland, Lucia di Lammermoor in Belgrade and Don Giovanni for Opera Faber in Portugal – to mention a few. Autumn 2019 he was director for The Marriage of Figaro at The Icelandic Opera in Reykjavik.

He is now also teaching and directing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as Associate Head of the Vocal Department.

John Ramster has visited Bergen National Opera as a director four times: After the highly acclaimed new production of The flying Dutchman spring 2018, he directed the chamber version of Carmen on tour the same autumn. And the year before ( 2017) with the prisonopera Paper Bag Princess, as well as "Carmen på låven" (Carmen in the barn) at the summer festival Mimì goes glamping at Åmot Operagard (now: Villa Åmot) in Sunnfjord.

Updated 2018

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Carmen Nett2
Running period: 13-13/10

Operafest at Terminus 2018

Bergen National Opera and De Bergenske invite you to join us in a three day opera festival at Grand Hotel Terminus.

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Carmen Nett2
Running period: 19-19/10

Carmen on tour

In a one hour performance, Carmen will be distilled into a passionate dramatic story, with all the major arias.

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Paperbag Princess Web
Running period: 09-09/09

Fengselsopera - Papirposeprinsessen

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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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