Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Oslo, Norway

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May 2017
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OsloHadelich and Harth-Bedoya

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Augustin Hadelich

OsloMaster Graduation Concert - Norwegian Academy of Music

Dvořák, Suk
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Nils Erik Måseidvåg; Kyung Jun Lee

OsloGardner and Sibelius I

Wigglesworth, Wagner, Sibelius
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Lise Davidsen

OsloA dream combination: Grimaud & Rouvali

Strauss R., Beethoven, Sibelius
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Hélène Grimaud

OsloLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Antonino Fogliani; Stefan Herheim; Norwegian National Opera; Heike Scheele; Marius Roth Christensen; Marita Sølberg


Puccini: Tosca
Karl-Heinz Steffens; Calixto Bieito; Norwegian National Opera; Susanne Gschwender; Anja Rabes; Svetlana Aksenova; Daniel Johansson
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Loving interior decoration

Despite some very creditable orchestral playing, conductor Joshua Weilerstein never quite got anywhere with his programme of Bach, Weill and Brahms.
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Memories of music past

Paired with some overly serious Mahler, Eivind Buene's melodrama Blue Mountain did not quite convince, its ironic self-awareness getting in the way of itself.
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Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande

After over a century, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande finally received its Norwegian première in a fascinating production by Barbora Horáková Joly.
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Disappointing St John Passion in Oslo

The Oslo Philharmonic was left to tell the story due to some rather emotionless singing.
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Mozart closes the Oslo Church Music Festival

John Butt and the Dunedin Consort closed the Oslo Church Music Festival with fine performances of CPE Bach and Mozart, even though the concert didn't prove quite as innovative as advertised.
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Oslo Phil plays an all-Norwegian programme

Despite the home advantage, the orchestra played it safe, but there was wholesome folky fun to be had with Halvorsen and Tveitt.
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