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Mrs Mozart

Premiere: 16. Jun 2016 Running period: 16. June - 14. October

Our new opera Mrs Mozart looks at composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's wife, Constanze - his muse and herself a celebrated soprano.

Our new opera Mrs Mozart looks at composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of his wife Constanza - his muse and herself a celebrated soprano.

But the Mozarts also had a large extended family - lots of small children and troublesome and ambitious in-laws. So while Constanza was trying to practise her husband's latest aria, she was also trying to bath the baby, iron Mozart's shirts and deal with his father banging on the door. Salzburg was a tricky city, fraught with jealous artists, patrons arguing about the music and over-worked musicians - and the Mozart's debtors had a nasty habit of turning up on the doorstep….

Bergen National Opera and director Tom Guthrie have created an engaging, touching story to introduce a wide audience to opera, and to the day-to-day life of a composer.

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Mrs Mozart premieres at Larvik Barokk and at Mimì Goes Glamping, before touring on the west coast of Norway in Autumn 2016.

12 August / 8:30 pm / Larvik Barokk / Herregården

19 August / 7 pm / Mimì Goes Glamping / Åmot Operagard

3 October / 7 pm / Førde / Førdehuset

5 October / Odda / Odda Kino

6 October / 7:30 pm / Os / Oseana Kulturhus

7 October / 7 pm / Bergen / Cornerteateret

10 October / 7 pm / Stord / Stord Kulturhus

13 October / 8 pm / Sola / Sola Kulturhus

14 October / 7:30 pm / Egersund / Egersund Kulturhus

Contributing artists

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Music Ulrich Stærk / Musical direction and piano Thomas Guthrie / Regie, violin, various roles Cathrine Ahlsen/ Costume designer Leo Thörn / Costume and makeup, tour Vidar Glesnes / Tour manager Mariann Fjeld-Solberg / Soprano Halvor Festervoll Melien / Baryton

A new production from Bergen National Opera

Pictures from the performance

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Selected dates


16/06 Thursday 20.30
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19/08 Friday 19.00
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05/10 Wednesday 19.00
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06/10 Thursday 19.30
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07/10 Friday 19.00
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10/10 Monday 19.00
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13/10 Thursday 20.00
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14/10 Friday 19.30
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