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With monumental performers Stuart Skelton, Latonia Moore and Lester Lynch in the lead roles

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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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Papirposeprinsessen Prinsessensloss Nett

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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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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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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Kristina Mkhitaryan

Kristina Mkhitaryan and Rame Lahaj in recital

Kristina Mkhitaryan and Rame Lahaj have both won prestigious prizes and rave reviews internationally. Together they will perform their favourite arias and some of the opera's most beautiful duets in the atmospheric setting of Håkonshallen.

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Marita sølberg in recital

The award winning Norwegian soprano Marita Sølberg sings a discerning selection of songs inspired by William Shakespeare's texts.

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Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsens voice is sensational and gets worldwide attention!!

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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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Witches and Wonderland

A witch with a long silver tail is dancing with a bloody saw and cackling horribly. Hansel is trapped on top of a hospital trolley and Gretel is hiding behind lurid pink boxes. Welcome to the opera!

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Händel and humanity

In Grieghallen´s basement rehearsal room, figures in tattered grey sing Händel as they shuffle towards a table where soup is ladled from a vast battered pot.

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Il Turco in Norwegian

Mary Miller reports from Il turco in Italia, where rehearsals are taking a turn for the glamorous.

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Il Turco in Norwegian

Razzle-dazzle, high kicks and general mayhem... Mary talks us through the plot of our most glamorous opera to date!