Wednesday October 05 2022, 19:30
“Whether you like Sæverud’s music or not,” said the great conductor Sir John Barbirolli, ‘there is never any doubt about who has written it.’
This concert celebrates the steadfast, humorous and wild world of composer Harald Sæverud, born 125 years ago in Bergen and closely associated with its orchestra, which he frequently conducted, ever since.
The Magic Flute
Saturday November 05 2022, 18:00
– Simon McBurney’s “The Magic Flute” is the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s last opera, and the perfect introduction for a ‘Magic Flute’ virgin. (Wall Street Journal).
A co-production between Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; English National Opera, London; and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Presented by Bergen National Opera, Musikkselskapet Harmonien and Edvard Grieg Kor.
November 05, 18:00 o’clock; November 07, 09, 11, 19:00 o’clock in the Grieg Hall.
Saturday March 18 2023, 18:00
Dvořák’s Rusalka is regarded as a national treasure in the Czech Republic, however in Norway this romantic and melodic gem is rarely performed. Gullberg Jensen conducted Rusalka, for the first time in Norway, in Oslo in 2009 for the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
A new production by Bergen National Opera.
Presented by Bergen National Opera in collaboration with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edvard Grieg Kor.
March 18, 18:00 o’clock; March 20, 22, 24, 19.00 o’clock in Grieg Hall.