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Hamida Kristoffersen

Norwegian soprano Hamida Kristoffersen visits Bergen as the First wood nymph in our Rusalka spring 2023.

Hamida Kristoffersen is a lyrical soprano from Bjarkøy island in the north of Norway. Hamida took her Bachelor and Master Degree at the University of Tromsø.

She made her opera debut as Mother Mouse in Arctic Opera’s world premiere of the modern family opera "Mrs. Pepperpot as Princess Pompadur" 2011, and had her role debut as Mimì in their highly phrased production of Puccini’s La bohème the year after.

Kristoffersen was one of the five finalists in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2013, and won the Ingrid Bjoner scholarship and the prize for best performance of Norwegian music. During summer 2014 she participated in European Opera Centre and Liverpool Philharmonic’s production of Così fan tutte as Despina and took part in the prestigious Ravinia Festival’s program for singers in Chicago.

She was a member of the Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich 2014 – 2016 before she became part of the soloist ensemble in 2016. In October 2014 she made her debut with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2015 she made her debut at the Norwegian National Opera in the role of Micaela in Carmen.

Spring 2019 Hamida Kristoffersen sang Diane in Hippolyte et Aricie by Rameau at Opernhaus Zürich as well as at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Autumn she was one of the two soloists at our Operafest at Terminus in Bergen, before she sang Micaela in the Artic Philharmonic's version of Carmen.

Autumn 2021 she was La Virtù in the opera L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) by Claudio Monteverdi at Oper Zürich, directed by Calixto Bieito. Summer 2022 she visited Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and she is also joining the revival summer 2023.

Updated March 2023

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Opera Fest Terminus Lysekrone Corallysmansjetter
Running period: 12-12/10

Operafest at Terminus 2019

After several highly successful events at Bergen ́s most historic hotel, BNO and De Bergenske have created a mini 3 day-festival for October.

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