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Future Opera 2018

Future Opera 2018

Playing period

09. March 2018



Playing time

1 h


150 - 300 kr

Bergen National Opera, in collaboration with Borealis – the city ́s festival for experimental music, presents three new 15-minute operas, from exciting young Nordic composers living in Norway.

The three selected composers will be mentored by opera experts throughout the year, and will explore new and experimental instrumental and vocal techniques, composing works that are also intensely theatrical. Working with 3 singers and 4 instrumentalists, all versatile and experienced in new repertoire, the aim of the project is to create new works for the opera house, using engaging and innovative techniques.

The new operas will be presented as part of Borealis in March 2018. BNO and Borealis collaborate each year to present new opera forms, encouraging composers to shape the opera of the future.

En reise til Sri Lanka - by Lars Skoglund
Opera Trailer. Beyoncé and Beyond - by Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi
Grønne steintrinn - by Øyvind Mæland

Sjaron Minailo / director
Stephen Higgins / music director
Patricia Hofstede / costume design

Ole Martin Huser-Olsen / guitar
Jennifer Torrence / percussion
Vilde Sandve Alnæs / violin
Inga Margrete Aas / double bass
Elisabeth Holmertz / vokal
Lore Lixenberg / vokal
Halvor Melien / vokal


Selected dates

09/03 Friday 19.00
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