Premiere: 06. Nov 2019 Running period: 06 – 08/11
Blood-soaked revenge, love and human meat pies are some of the spine-tingling ingredients in the musical Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.
The story starts in foggy London, where the innocently convicted Sweeney Todd returns home after having escaped from a lifelong prison sentence in Australia. In search of revenge he teams up with Mrs Lovett, the city’s worst pie maker, who lets him keep a barbershop above her meat pie establishment in Fleet Street. Whilst Todd gives his customers a very close shave, people start flocking to Mrs Lovett’s shop for some exceedingly delicious meat pies…
The strong cast is led by Americans Michael Mayer and Lester Lynch, with the legendary British soprano Susan Bullock in the role of Mrs Lovett. The rising Bergen star, Caroline Wettergreen, sings Johanna. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edvard Grieg Choir are led by conductor Stephen Higgins.
A new production by Bergen National Opera
Staged concert in 2 acts
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 30 minute break
Presented by Bergen National Opera and Musikkselskapet Harmonien
Stephen Sondheim / Music and lyrics
Hugh Wheeler, based on the 1973 play by
Christopher Bond / Book (libretto)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edvard Grieg Kor