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Musical Christmas Card

Duration: 20 min
Premiere: 20. Dec 2020 Running period: 20 - 31/12

Bergen National Opera has created a special musical Christmas Card this year, presented by the young quartet FirStemt, Edvard Grieg Kor and soprano Elisabeth Teige.

If ever we´ve needed music, sparkle and fun, it´s this Christmas! So Bergen National Opera has created a special musical Christmas Card. And to present it, we have recruited Firstemt – four fantastic young singers who have grown up through BNO and Edvard Grieg Kor´s Ung Stemmer programme. They have all finished their studies overseas, and have formed a festive quartet: they will sing to us, and introduce us to a gorgeous short programme of Christmas music. We´ll be joined by Edvard Grieg Kor, and we´ll welcome back to BNO star Norwegian soprano Elisabeth Teige.

Open a bottle of bubbles, put on your Santa hat, and open our Christmas Card. You can even sing along.

Join us on Sunday 20th December at 6PM!

God Jul from us all. And here´s to great opera in 2021.

PROGRAM

Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Text / George Ratcliffe Woodward
Music / trad. French
Arr. / Charles Wood FirStemt

Silent Night
Text / Joseph Mohr
Translation / John Freeman Young
Music / Franz Gruber
Arr. / Jonathan Rathbone
Edvard Grieg Kor

Det hev ei rose sprunge
Text / trad. / Friedrich Layriz
Translation / Peter Hognestad
Music / trad./ Michael Praetorius
Arr. / Nicolai Riise
Elisabeth Teige / Soprano
Ellena Hale / Piano

Winter Wonderland
Text / Richard Bernhard Smith
Music / Felix Bernard
Arr. / Magne Slettevoll
FirStemt

Jeg synger julekvad
Text / trad. / Martin Luther
Translation / M. B. Landstad
Arr. / Nicolai Riise
Elisabeth Teige / Soprano
Ellena Hale / Piano

O helga natt
Text / Placide Cappeau
Translation / Augustin Kock
Music / Adolphe Adam
Arr. / Håkon Matti Skrede
Edvard Grieg Kor
Ellena Hale / Piano

FIRSTEMT
Martina Starr-Lassen
Ingvild Schultze-Florey
Stian Økland
Einar Stefánsson

EDVARD GRIEG KOR
Hilde Veslemøy Hagen
Ingvill Holter
Eva B. Landro
Daniela Iancu Johannessen
Tyler David Ray
Paul Robinson
Ørjan Hartveit
David Hansford

Elisabeth Teige, soprano

Ellena Hale, piano

Mary Miller, General and Artistic Director, Bergen National Opera

Contributors


Mary Miller

Mary Miller

General and Artistic Director

Firstemt Bw Square

FirStemt

FirStemt

Edvard Grieg Kor Firkant Bw Nett

Edvard Grieg Kor

Edvard Grieg Kor

Selected dates


20/12 Sunday 18.00
At your place Free entrance
Free entrance
31/12 Thursday 18.00
At your place Free entrance
Free entrance