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Job opportunity: General and Artistic Director

After 10 successful years, Mary Miller, current General and Artistic Director, will leave at the end of the 2020/2021 season and now Bergen National Opera seeks a new General and Artistic Director for a fixed term contract of 5 years, with effect from 1 January 2021 and with full artistic responsibility from 1 July of the same year.

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Top reviews for Candide

"Magic", "A triumph", "Fireworks" - The press loved the new production of Candide at Bergen National Opera

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Great review in Opera Now

Bergen National Opera's new production of The Flying Dutchman gets 4 (out of 5) stars in the international opera magazine. Read excerpts here.

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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.

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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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A new house for the future

The building of a new house on the Grieghallen site brings the possibility of building a new creative hub for the future.

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Director's Diary

John Ramster, director of The Flying Dutchman, writes about the process of making an opera.

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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

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

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Pressen om Madama Butterfly

"Kvelden tilhørte Sae Kyung Rim. Slike stemmer tilhører ikke det dagligdagse selv i verdens ledende operahus" - Klassekampen