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

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January 2019
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OsloJazz trumpet player Nils Petter Molvær meeting composer Rolf Wallin

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Ingar Bergby; Nils Petter Molvær

OsloAcademy of Opera, Graduation performance

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Gregor Bühl; Norwegian Academy of Opera; The Norwegian Radio Orchestra

OsloNorwegian and new

Grenager, Liszt, Schumann
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen

OsloOrchestra minus conductor

Brahms: Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Kolbjørn Holthe

OsloMusic by Arvo Pärt and G.F. Händel

Music by Arvo Pärt and G.F. Händel
Pärt, Handel
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Kaspars Putniņš; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Berit Norbakken Solset; Hamida Kristoffersen; Lydia Bryngelsson


© Vyacheslav Andreyev
Pärt, Bach, Bovet, Tüür, Kapp, Duruflé
Aare-Paul Lattik, Organ
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On the waterfront: A Sea Symphony in Oslo

Norwegian National Opera Orchestra © Jörg Wiesner
Ralph Vaughan Williams' towering A Sea Symphony and the orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet capped off the Oslo opera season in a singularly loud fashion. 
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Too many doors: Don Giovanni in Oslo

Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Despite some dramatic frustrations, at least in Oslo, Jones' production is saved by some truly outstanding singing.
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A transformative experience in Oslo

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
After a shaky start with Metamorphosen, the Oslo Philharmonic embodies the evening's theme of transformation by ending on a stonker of a Petruskha, via the perenially fabulous Lise Davidsen.
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Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
The first staging of Bellini's Norma in Oslo in over a century is unfortunately hampered by an irritating production, yet some glorious singing does much to rescue the show.
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Wilhelm and Wolfgang kick off the New Year in Oslo

Herbert Blomstedt © J M Pietsch
Beautiful, yet uninspired playing resulted in an underwhelming start to the New Year from the Oslo Philharmonic.
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Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Christoph Loy's Oslo production of Wozzeck is a dramatic triumph, with gripping performances from a cast led by Audun Iversen's desperate title character.
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