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

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November 2017
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OsloChamber Music Concert

Prokofiev, Brahms, Brunetti, Dvořák
Einar Kyvik Bauge; Ole Christian Haagenrud; Sverre Barrat Due

OsloEun Sun Kim

Schubert, Brahms
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Eun Sun Kim

OsloChamber Music Concert

Beethoven, Messiaen
Marianna Shirinyan, Piano

OsloNobel Peace Prize Concert

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Nick Davies

OsloKORK i Operaen - 100 years of Bernstein

Mendelssohn, Mahler, Bernstein
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Christian Vasquez; Christiane Stotjin

OsloChamber Music Concert

Beethoven, Brahms
Sverre Barrat Due, Cello
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An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

François de Carpentries' Oslo production of The Barber of Seville was both unfunny and underwhelming. 
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Life, examined: the Oslo Phil plays Hovland

Playing music by Copland, Hovland and Sibelius, the Oslo Philharmonic and Dalia Stasevska gave exciting performances, even though the quality of the music did not always match.
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Bieito's Tosca: A web of white packing tape

Calixto Bieito's Tosca, despite an intriguingly modern setting, fails to make sparks fly.
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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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