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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Norway

Watch free: the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto 2
Bartók's Bluebeard Castle
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BergenBeethoven's Eroica

Varèse, Dutilleux, Beethoven
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Augustin Hadelich

OsloNorwegian and new

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

BergenTora Augestad with chamber orchestra

Yun, Schumann
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Eun Sun Kim; Tora Augestad

OsloOrchestra minus conductor

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

RørosThe Winter Festival in Bergstaden Røros, Gala Concert

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Thomas Klug
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Grétry’s Raoul Barbe-bleue in Trondheim

Matthieu Lécroart (Raoul) © Leikny Havik Skjærseth
The Trøndelag Teater presents an opéra comique by André Grétry in a brilliant production by Julien Lubek and Cécile Roussat, under the inspired musical direction of Martin Wåhlberg.
****1
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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. 
***11
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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.
***11
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Tale of two concertos: Bergen Philharmonic play Gubaidulina and Grieg

Gidon Kremer © Roy Bjørge
Bergen Philharmonic’s programme of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium offered fascinating insight into the relationship between orchestra and soloist.
***11
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Nisbeth and Forsberg in Grieg’s living room

Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
An impressively well-planned programme of mostly viola transcriptions by Grainger, Bach, Delius, Ellington and Grieg.
****1
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