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Kristina Mkhitaryan and Rame Lahaj in recital

Kristina Mkhitaryan and Rame Lahaj in recital

Playing period

14. January 2018



Playing time

1 hour


150 - 300 kr

Kristina Mkhitaryan thrilled the audience in last season’s Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Rame Lahaj was our brilliant Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in 2015.


Kristina Mkhitaryan and Rame Lahaj have both won prestigious prizes and rave reviews internationally. Together they will perform their favourite arias and some of the opera's most beautiful duets for soprano and tenor in the atmospheric setting of Håkonshallen. 


Kristina Mkhitaryan excited the audience in Bergen National Opera's new production of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi in 2016. She has won several prestigious prizes, including 1st prize in Queen Sonja International Music Competition in 2013 and no later than 2017, 2nd place in Placido Domingo`s Operalia, the world opera competition.

Rame Lahaj was our glorious lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in 2015. The tenor from Kosovo won the 1st prize in Operalia in 2016, and in the coming seasons he will hold leading roles in operas from Paris, via Korea to Helsinki and the United States.

Together Kristina and Rame will perform some of the opera's most beautiful duets for soprano and tenor. They will also present arias of their favorite composers. With Pavel Nebolsin at the piano.

Daniela Iancu Johannessen as Giovanna in «Giovanna, ho dei rimmorsi» from Rigoletto


Kristina Mkhitaryan:
Bellini / «O quante volte» / I Capuleti e i Montecchi  
Verdi / «Caro nome» / Rigoletto 
Verdi / «Egli non riede ancora - Non so le tetre immagini» / Korsaren

Rame Lahaj:
Verdi / «Quando le sere al placido» / Luisa Miller 
Puccini / «Recondita armonia» / Tosca 
Verdi / «La donna e mobile» / Rigoletto

Donizetti / «Lucia perdona... Sulla tomba... Verranno a te…» / Lucia di Lammermoor
Verdi / «Giovanna, ho dei rimmorsi» / Rigoletto 
Verdi / «Oh qual pallor!» / Rigoletto 

“With succulent tone that underpinned a diamond-etched line, Kristina Mkhitaryan’s Giulietta combined contrasting characteristics of two famous predecessors, Anna Netrebko and Edita Gruberova" - Opera Magazine / I Capuleti e i Montecchi

"Rame Lahaj is the perfect partner in the role of Pinkerton, a phenomenal, "Italian" heroic tenor with a great, lustrous voice and charismatic stage presence" - Bergens Tidende / Madama Butterfly

Selected dates

14/01 Sunday 18.00
Håkonshallen Play ended
Play ended