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Mikkel Skorpen

Tenor Mikkel Skorpen is back as Kaspar in the family Opera Amahl and the Night Visitors in December.

The Norwegian tenor Mikkel Skorpen (b. 1990) studied classical singing at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Zwolle in The Netherlands, and got a master’s degree at the Opera Academy (Operahøgskolen) in Oslo.

In the season 2015/16 Skorpen was a part of the Opera Studio of Opera National de Lyon where he sang Dr. S in Michael Nymans The Man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Spring 2018 he made his debut at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor where he learned the role and stepped in to sing on the side stage on the same day. In the season 2018/19 he was part of the Young Singers Program at the Norwegian National Opera and roles included among others Chaplitsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades – and Arthur Jones in Britten’s Billy Budd.

In the 20/21 season Mikkel sung at Ringsakeroperaen in Norway, as well as Funiculi in the children’s opera Funiculi & Funicula, organized by the Norwegian National Opera. Season 2021/22 he peformed as Merkur in the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet‘s new version of Offenbach’s operetta Orpheus in the Underworld.

Spring 2022 Mikkel Skorpen was Sylvester, the young designer and tv-celebrity, in The Merry Widow 2.0 here at Bergen National Opera, and returned the same autumn, then as Kaspar in our first version of Amahl and the Night Visitors. And in December (2024) Skorpen is back as Kaspar in this family opera.

Updated April 2024

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Amahl og de tre vise menn
Running period: 22-22/12

Amahl and the Night Visitors (2022)

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti is a much-loved opera for the whole family, which since its premiere in 1951 has become a Christmas classic around the world.

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DGE nettsiden kun dge
Running period: 01/04-01/04

The Merry Widow 2.0

Experience romantic confusion and caustic satire when the cities of Bergen and Copenhagen unite in a brand new version of Lehár’s legendary operetta.

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