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Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus

Playing period

09 - 15. March



Playing time

3h 15m


150 - 900

Die Fledermaus is a celebration of life, love and joy - and the music is a party in its own right!

Do you remember when The Merry Widow 2.0 wreaked havoc in Bergen? We are very happy to welcome back the award-winning Danish author Adam Price, famed for the TV series Borgen, now as scriptwriter for our new production of Die Fledermaus!

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It's all about love and revenge in what turns out to be a complicated day in the life of nobleman Gabriel Malmberg. He is suspected of insider trading and faces jail, but is persuaded by his friend Falke to first join a lavish masquerade ball at Karl-Maria Ulriken's mansion. Falke however has a cunning plan. At the party he intends to take revenge on a practical joke played on him by Malmberg, who once left him drunk and dressed up as a bat in his own office foyer, to the amusement of all his staff.

Adultery and disguise are the main ingredients in this well-planned revenge, which soon turns out to be a bad combination for both Malmberg and his wife, who both have skeletons in the closet when it comes to certain marriage vows.

Die Fledermaus is a celebration of life, love and joy - and the music is a party in its own right! Johann Strauss d.y. was a masterful composer, and his characteristic waltzes and operetta melodies flow throughout the piece. The music creates an atmosphere of pure joy and romance from the catchy overture to the glorious arias and harmonies of the orchestra.

The operetta you'll experience in Grieghallen has the same funny storyline but with Adam Price's new script, in which the setting is moved from Vienna to Oslo and Bergen.

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We have the pleasure of inviting you to a wienercafé after Die Fledermaus, with Artistic Director at BNO Eivind Gullberg Jensen and Frode Skag Storheim, pianist and Wienerwaltz-enthusiast.

Place: Fojer (Spissen) in Grieghallen
Tinw: 22:20 (straight after the performance)
Duration: 30 minutes

Operetta in three acts

Johann Strauss d.y. / Music
Karl Haffner and Richard Genée / Libretto
Adapted by Adam Price, translated to Norwegian by Eirik del Barco Soleglad

Alfred Eschwé / Conductor
Yngve Sundvor / Stage director  

Even Børsum / Set designer
Helena Andersson / Costume and mask designer

Geir Hovland / Lighting designer   

Einar Bjarkø / Video designer
Jostein Kirkeby-Garstad /  Choreographer
Håkon Matti Skrede / Chorus master

Anton Ljungqvist / Gabriel Malmberg  
Ivi Karnezi / Rosalinde  

Annika Beinnes / Imelda   

Bror Magnus Tødenes / Alfredo  
Adrian Angelico / Karl-Maria Ulriken   

Johannes Weisser / Falke
Mads Wighus / Blind   

Eirik del Barco Soleglad*/ Frosch   

Svein Harry Schöttker-Hauge*/ Frank   

Lykke Kristine Moen*/ Maya 
Knut Erik Engemoen*/ Ivan-Iwanka  

Tormod Løvold*/ Dahl  

Alma Otilie Eriksmoen Gullberg / Emma  

Ina Olava Eriksmoen Gullberg / Nora  

Ragnhild Hemsing / Hardanger fiddle
Gard Hjertaas Bjørnson / dancer

Oda Rognø / dancer

Ane Evjen Gjøvåg / dancer

Noelle Elyza Guinoo Deriada / dancer

* actors from Den Nationale Scene

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg Kor and students from the Grieg Academy

Performed in Norwegian. The songs have Norwegian surtitles
Duration: Approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes, including 30 min. intermission

Introduction one hour prior to the performance in the foyer (2nd floor) by Gunnar Danbolt in Norwegian

A new production by Bergen National Opera

Presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration with Den Nationale Scene, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edvard Grieg Choirs

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What happens in Die Fledermaus?

In our new production the story is moved from Vienna in the 19th century to the Norwegian cities of Bergen and Oslo in our own time.


Anton Ljungqvist Square Nett

Anton Ljungqvist

Gabriel Malmberg (Eisenstein)

Ivi Karnezi

Ivi Karnezi


Annika Beinnes Bw Nett

Annika Beinnes

Imelda (Adele)

Bror Magnus Todenes 2014 Photo Observatoriet Nett Square

Bror Magnus Tødenes

Alfredo (Alfred)

Adrian Angelico Square Web Patricia Valera

Adrian Angelico

Karl-Maria Ulriken (Prince Orlofsky)

Knut Erik Engemoen

Knut Erik Engemoen

Ivan-Iwanka (Ivan)

Ragnhild Hemsing

Ragnhild Hemsing

Hardanger fiddle

Selected dates

09/03 Saturday 18.00
Grieghallen Play ended
Play ended
11/03 Monday 19.00
Grieghallen Play ended
Play ended
14/03 Thursday 19.00
Grieghallen Play ended
Play ended
15/03 Friday 19.00
Grieghallen Play ended
Play ended