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3 x Rossini

3 x Rossini

Playing period

04 - 05. December


Den Nationale Scene

Playing time

2 h 10 min


NOK 150-450

Join us for an evening with the great opera composer Rossini, where the rising stars of tomorrow perform highlights from two of his most popular operas.

One of the great masters of the opera world, Gioachino Rossini, created all his operas at a young age. What could be better than the stars of tomorrow performing these exquisite, heartwarming and humorous compositions?

Our talented ensemble are all graduates of our summer academy, Opera by the Fjord. In 2022, we presented highlights from Mozart's most famous operas at Store Scene (DNS). For 2023 we will bring the works of Rossini to life.

He is called the comedic master, which is characteristic of both operas from which excerpts will be performed under Trippel Rossini: The Barber of Seville and Cinderella are both known for their lyrically beautiful, funny and playful melodies.

In addition to excerpts from the two most famous operas, this evening will also include some of the composer's most humorous songs, such as the delightful cat duet, here performed by Kiri Te Kanawa and Norma Burrows:

Han blir kalt for smilet eller latterens komponist, noe som er karakteristisk for begge operaene det skal fremføres utdrag fra under Trippel Rossini: Barberen i Sevilla og Askepott er begge komedier, og kjent for sine lyrisk vakre, morsomme og lekne melodier. I tillegg til de to mest kjente operaene, vil denne kvelden dessuten inkludere noen av komponistens mest humoristiske sanger, som den herlige katteduetten, her fremført av Kiri Te Kanawa og Norma Burrows:

Our gifted performers are soprano Sofia Nesje Enger, mezzo Wilma Kvamme, baritone Simon Thorbjørnsen, bass Zhengji Han and the brilliant young tenor talent from Askøy, Ian Marcus Bjørsvik, a recipient of the GC Rieber Foundation's scholarship.

Frode Skag Storheim DNS web Foto Monika Kolstad

Also returning to DNS is the outstanding, dry-witted pianist Frode Skag Storheim, who will regale the audience in between musical numbers with anecdotes from Rossini's life and work. Anyone who has experienced Frode Skag Storheim can attest to his fabulous gift as a communicator - both musically and verbally. Edvard Grieg Youth Choir is also joining the concert.

Rossini experienced incredible success early in his time. At 18, his first opera was performed. Over the next 10-15 years he was incredibly productive, ending up writing the music for a total of 39 operas. For the last half of his life, Rossini chose to live happy days with lots of food and drink, and wrote only light music - when it suited him.

Staging: Ann-Terese Aasen og Nicolai Riise

Presented by Bergen National Opera and Den Nationale Scene, this opera concert promises an unforgettable journey through the enchanting world of Rossini's compositions.

Selected dates

04/12 Monday 19.30
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05/12 Tuesday 19.30
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