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Great review in Opera Now

According to the international opera magazine, the chorus has never sung better. The soloists are described as sensational, thrilling and playful, the set as striking.

"Elisabeth Teige's sensational voice and stage presence dominate the opera"

"The animated and muscular-toned male chorus have never sounded better"

"Striking set"

"In the pit, conductor Eun Sun Kim and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra unleashed a formidable storm"

Read the full review in Opera Now (April 2018)

A new production by Bergen National Opera
Presented by Bergen National Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Richard Wagner / Music and libretto
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg Kor with guests

John Ramster / Director
Eun Sun Kim / Conductor
Bridget Kimak / Design
Jean Kalman / Light design

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