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Emil Havold Næshagen (1992 - 2022)


Emil Havold Næshagen visited Bergen National Opera as the Dragon in the The Paper Bag Princess.

The Norwegian bass-baritone Emil Havold Næshagen (1992 - 2022) studied at Barratt-Due Musikkinstitutt and at the Norwegian Academy of Opera in Oslo, where he graduated in 2018.

Already in 2014 he sang Count Ceprano in Oscarsborg Opera Festival's version of Rigoletto. Since then he performed in roles like Figaro, Leporello, Dulcamara, Marcello, Gianni Schicchi, Mephistofeles, the Father in Hansel and Gretel, Donner in Das Rheingold, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Scarpia in Tosca.

Spring 2017 he had his house debut at the Norwegian National Opera as Zuniga in Carmen. The same summer he sang Papageno for Opera Østfold at Fredriksten festning i Halden, and in October the same year he was Tregold in Louis Mander's and Stephen Frys' new opera The Life to Come at Oslo Operafestival.

He played the Dragon in Bergen National Opera's The Paper Bag Princess, and spring 2018 he returned to Bergen, then as a soloist at De Unges Konsert with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he also received the Audience Award (Publikumsprisen).

The season 2018/19 he was a member of the young singer's program at the Norwegian National Opera.

We remember Emil with deep gratitude.

Updated spring 2022

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Papirposeprinsessen Prinsessensloss Nett
Running period: 18/11

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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