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Muoviti Amore

Published May 25, 2020, updated May 26, 2020

In Giovanni Boccaccio´s novella collection “The Decameron” a group of friends flee from the Black Death in Florence in 1348. They isolate themselves in a country villa and pass the time by telling each other stories. In one of the tales the young Lisa Puccini is about to die from her love for the King of Aragon, until she is rescued by the song “Muoviti, Amore” – here performed by tenor Ian Bjørsvik from Edvard Grieg Youth Choir accompanied by Edvard Grieg Girls Choir and pianist Ellena Hale. Music by Edvard Grieg Kor House Composer Tyrone Landau.

Easter Hymn / Cavalleria Rusticana

Published April 10, 2020, updated May 26, 2020

Bergen National Opera is delighted to present an Easter performance especially recorded along with Edvard Grieg Kor and singers who were part of our La clemenza di Tito, which COVID19 forced us to cancel. We also welcome children from EGK’s Talent programme.

New 1st Alto – Edvard Grieg Kor

Published February 13, 2020, updated March 12, 2020

After three days of intensive auditions last week, all of us at EGK are thrilled to announce that Eva B. Landro will be joining us as our new 1st Alto later this year! Eva is a wonderful artist and we are all looking very much forward to working with her here in Bergen. Congratulations Eva!!

Alto 1 – Edvard Grieg Kor

Published September 30, 2019, updated January 19, 2020

Internationally acclaimed a cappella ensemble Edvard Grieg Kor (EGK) have a vacancy for the 1st Alto position. EGK are looking for a singer with a flexible voice who could facilitate all aspects of our varied and challenging repertoire, including a cappella, orchestral and operatic productions.

Eivind Gullberg Jensen – new director at BNO from 2021

Published June 11, 2019, updated June 22, 2019

Many congratulations to Maestro Eivind Gullberg Jensen on his appointment as opera director at Bergen National Opera from 2021. All of us at Edvard Grieg Kor wish him all the very best, and look very much forward to working with him!! Bravo!!