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Performer: Bergen National Opera

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BergenCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Karen Kamensek; Thom Southerland; Bergen National Opera; Noluvuyiso Mpofu; Anthony Gregory; Kitty Whately; Randi Stene

BergenWerther

Massenet: Werther
Eun Sun Kim; Antony McDonald; Bergen National Opera; Edgaras Montvidas; Catriona Morison; Hanna Husáhr; Timothy Mix
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The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen National Opera’s new production allows the story to speak to itself, while strong performances from Eric Halfvarson and Elisabeth Teige gave the performance its edge.
****1
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A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

Messiah © Monika Kolstad
Netia Jones is a visionary stage practitioner, but this show is a rare misjudgement.
***11
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A stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Thor Brødreskift
This Peter Grimes was a tale of two talents: the conductor and the star.
*****
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Il turco in Italia puts ashore in Bergen

Guido Loconsolo (Selim), Sylvia Schwartz (Fiorilla) © Magnus Skrede
Mark Lamos' staging is a riot of colour and movement; George Souglides gives us a masterclass in costumery; fine Italian singing illuminates this Norwegian première for Rossini's madcap Il turco in Italia.
****1
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