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Grande Messe Des Morts

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts opens Bergen International Festival 2018

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Bergen National Opera

As a flexible and adventurous company working with highly imaginative creative teams, BNO brings fresh eyes and ears to standard repertoires. We also premiere great international operas previously unperformed in Norway, along with a startling range of new projects that appeal to all ages.

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Operapub at Chagall

Join us at Chagall on the first Wednesday of the month - either just enjoy listening or sing along!

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Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts at Festpillene.

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Candide Nett


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

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Werther Nett


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

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Children and young adults

Through the talent program Young Voices, Bergen National Opera guide young opera artists at the beginning of their career.

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Director's diary: First week in Bergen

Big questions of philosophy arise when interpreting the characters in The flying Dutchman during the first week of rehearsals. What is the best way of living one's life, what is a life well spent? Find out more in the director's diary.

Team BNO strikker gensere til forestillingen

Knit your own opera

A gentle rhythmic clicking floats from the doors as though some dreamy animal is tapping its teeth. Sailors need jumpers, and the BNO staff knitters are hard at work.


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The Flying Dutchman

"A world class Wagner performance" - Aftenposten
"Elisabeth Teige gave us several jaw dropping moments with her powerful cannon-ball soprano" - Aftenposten
"A magnificent, dazzling performance, with spectacular light design" - NRK

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Ritorna vincitor! from Aida

The struggle between love and duty lies at the heart of this fascinating opera. With a chorus of nearly 200 singers, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and fantastic soloists, this is "Grand opéra" at its finest.