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Opera by the Fjord – Summer concert 2022

Opera by the Fjord – Summer concert 2022

Playing period

02. July 2022


Oseana kunst- og kultursenter

The summer academy Opera by the Fjord's finale 2022 is a concert at Oseana, with operatic gems and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi.

Young singers, instrumentalists and conductors have worked intensely for several days, guided by their coaches, at the summer academy Opera at the fjord. They are now ready for a grand concert. Don't miss it, you may hear tomorrow's stars!

You can look forward to excerpts from some of the most beloved operas, as well as Puccini's Gianni Schicchi performed as a staged concert – directed by Ivar Tindberg.

CONCERT PROGRAMME July 2 (order updated July 2):

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Ouverture to Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Conductor: Sacha Goetzel

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
La ci darem la mano frå Don Giovanni
Wilma Kvamme (Zerlina)
Johannes Sejersted Bødtker (Don Giovanni)
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen

Francesco Cilea:
Io son l’umile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur
Karmen Kõrnas (Adriana)
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen

Giacomo Puccini:
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La rondine
Eva Langeland Gjerde (Magda)
Conductor: Anna Hartmann

Richard Strauss:
Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen from Adriane auf Naxos
Johannes Sejersted Bødtker (Harlequin)
Conductor: Anna Hartmann

Pyotr Tchaikovsky:
Gremin's aria from Eugene Onegin
Slava Grabovsky (Gremin)
Conductor: Marco Crispo

Christoph Willibald Gluck:
Che farò senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice
Wilma Kvamme (Orfeo)
Conductor: Sacha Goetzel

Charles Gounod:
Je veux vivre from Roméo et Juliette
Annika Beinnes (Juliette)
Conductor: Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen

Jules Massenet:
Cœur sans amour from Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Mathilda Bryngelsson (The Prince)
Conductor: Anna Hartmann

Giuseppe Verdi:
La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
Markus Bjørlykke (Duke of Mantua)
Conductor:: Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen

Giuseppe Verdi:
O tu, Palermo from I vespri siciliani
Jacob Abel (Giovanni da Procida)
Conductor: Marco Crispo

Richard Wagner:
Du bist der Lenz from Die Walküre
Karmen Kõrnas (Sieglinde)
Conductor: Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Un' aura amorosa from Così fan tutte
Ian Marcus Bjørsvik (Ferrando)
Conductor: Anna Hartmann

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Se vuol ballare from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Stian Jebsen (Figaro)
Conductor: Rasmus Hella Mikkelsen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Finale Act 2 from Don Giovanni
Eva Langeland Gjerde (Donna Anna)
Karmen Kõrnas (Donna Elvira)
Wilma Kvamme (Zerlina)
Ian Marcus Bjørsvik (Don Ottavio)
Johannes Sejersted Bødtker (Masetto)
Jacob Abel (Leporello)
Conductor: Marco Crispo


Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Annika Beinnes (Lauretta)
Mathilda Bryngelsson (La Ciesca)
Eva Langeland Gjerde (Nella)
Karmen Körnas (Buosa)
Christina Jønsi (Zita)
Wilma Kvamme (Gherardino)
Markus Bjørlykke (Rinuccio)
Ian Marcus Bjørsvik (Gherardo)
Mikael Horned (Gianni Schicchi)
Stian Jebsen (Marco)
Slava Grabovsky (Betto di Signa)
Jacob Abel (Simone)
Johannes Sejersted Bødtker (Maestro Spinelloccio/ Ser Amantio di Nicolao)

Conductors: Sascha Goetzel and Eivind Gullberg Jensen

(mentors/section leaders in italic)

Violin 1
Lars Bjørnkjær, concertmaster, Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen
Maxim Grilinsky (July 1-2), leader of the 1st violin section, Wiener Philharmoniker
Robert-Demetrius Stratica
Haakon Huynh
Aoi Tomioka
Lingyun Chen
Sophie Hutnik

Violin 2
Alexander Chojecki, principal 2nd violin, The Gothenburg opera
Soohyun April Jang
Hanna Veits
Kristian Selnes
Robert-Daniel Gherasim

James Opie, co-principal viola, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in Stockholm
Isela Halonen
Julia Palmer
Madara Tupina

Kati Raitinen, solo cello, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in Stockholm
Elise Stabell Sauge
Peter Moi

Double bass
Patrick Wilder, co-principal double bass, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet
Andrei Jîjîie

Karl-Heinz Schütz, solo flute Wiener Philharmoniker
Sigrid Birkeland Djønne

Steffen Blindheim, solo english horn and oboe, Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Line Ingvardsen

Nina Emilie Karlsen
Vera Cecilie Xiang Aadland

Haavard Løkting Larsen
Johannes Byrkjeland

Rune Brodahl, solo horn, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet
Andreas Öberg

Oscar Torkildsen Brodahl
Ågot Sagbakken

Katarina Færøvig

Timani and percussion
Manuel Hofstätter, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Piano (and repetiteur student)
Matteo Failla

The summer academy Opera by the fjord is aimed at students who are currently in education, or who have recently graduated. Our top team of coaches all have experience from renowned opera houses and symphony orchestras.

Our academy is unique in that singers can rehearse and perform together with an orchestra, in a staged situation, as well as in concert arias. The training program is put into a larger context and will go beyond simply vocal training.

The conductor students will get a tailor-made mentoring in the specialist skills required to be an opera conductor, and this year two repetiteur students are also joining.

25 young instrumentalists will play in the academy orchestra together with 9 top professionals from renowned opera and symphony orchestras in Scandinavia and Vienna, who also will be their section leaders and mentors.

Photos from the first Opera at the fjord concert 2021:


Directors and founders:
Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Artistic & General Director of Bergen National Opera, and Chief Conductor of Noord Nederlands Orkest
Sascha Goetzel, Music Director Designate for Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and Principle Guest Conductor for Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Stage director:
Ivar Tindberg
, Norwegian director, writer and composer

Vocal coaches:
Solveig Kringlebotn, soprano and professor at the Academy of Opera in Oslo and Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo
Michael Schade, tenor and professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
Kristin Okerlund, pianist and vocal coach from the Vienna State Opera
Hans-Otto Ehrström, pianist and vocal coach from the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki

Orchestra coaches: See the orchestra list above

The summer academy Opera by the fjord is presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration with Oseana kunst- og kultursenter and supported by the Grieg Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB, Talent Norge, Sparebankstiftelsen Sparebanken Vest and the GC Rieber Foundations.

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Selected dates

02/07 Saturday 18.00
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