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Opera by the fjord - Summer academy 2023

Bergen National Opera welcomes young repetiteurs to apply for our summer academy Opera by the Fjord. Deadline 29th of January 2023 (The application form is now closed.)


Please fill in this application form

Please note that all applicants for our summer academy are obliged to pay an application fee of NOK 300 via Vipps (Norway) to Bergen National Opera nr 132655 or via  PayPal (link)  when you submit your application. See also the application form.

We have places for 2 repetiteurs.
Age for repetiteurs: 18-35

Deadline: 29th of January 2023

In the application form you are required to include 1-2 recordings, and a link to your CV.

Please note that you can only include video-LINKS (not password protected) which lead to web sites like YouTube. We cannot accept video files which have to be downloaded.

Bergen National Opera follows up the success of our pilot project in 2021 and that of 2022. We are delighted to launch a new summer academy from Saturday 24th of June to Saturday 1st of July 2022. The academy's grand finale is a concert at Oseana by Bjørnafjorden south of Bergen, where Act 4 from La bohème (Puccini) and a reduced version of Die Fledermaus (Strauss II), directed by Ivar Tindberg, will be performed. There will also be a separate aria concert with orchestra where all singers will have a solo number.

The singers, conductors and repetiteurs start on the 24th of June, before the musicians in the orchestra join on Tuesday 27th of June.

This summer academy is aimed at students over 18 who are currently in education, or who have recently graduated. Our top team of coaches have experience from renowned opera houses and symphony orchestras.


Directors and founders:
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Artistic & General Director of Bergen National Opera, and Chief Conductor of Noord Nederlands Orkest
Sascha Goetzel, Music Director for Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and Principle Guest Conductor for Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Vocal coaches:
Solveig Kringlebotn, soprano and professor at the Academy of Opera in Oslo and Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo
Kristin Okerlund, pianist and vocal coach from the Wiener Staatsoper
Hans-Otto Ehrström, pianist and vocal coach from Finnish National Opera in Helsinki

24th of June – 1st of July: Singers, repetiteurs and conductors
27th of June – 1st of July: Musicians of the academy orchestra

Place: Oseana Art and Cultural Center, south of Bergen

Accommodation: The veteran ship M/S Sunnhordland. Short walking distance to Oseana.

The final concert: 6 PM/18:00 CET Saturday 1st of July

It is possible to stay the night to the 2nd of July, with breakfast before departure.


Fee for repetiteurs: NOK 4 500 (shared cabin) /NOK 7 500 (single cabin)

Includes tuition, accommodation and three meals a day.
Please note that the number of single cabins is limited, so there is no guarantee of a single cabin for all participants.

Opera by the Fjord - Summer Academy 2023 is presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration med Oseana kunst- og kultursenter, and is supported by Grieg Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB, Talent Norge, Sparebankstiftelsen Sparebanken Vest and GC Rieber Fondene.

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