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Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Too many doors: an occasionally inert, but well-sung Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 May 2018
***11
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Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

By , 20 January 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Marie) and Audun Iversen (Wozzeck) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
*****
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Joshua Hopkins (Figaro) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
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Claudio Sgura (Scarpia) © Erik Berg
Oslo

A web of white packing tape: Calixto Bieito’s Tosca in Oslo

By , 11 June 2017
***11
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Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Edward Nelson (Pelléas) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande finally receives its Norwegian première

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Evan Bowers (Don José) and Katarina Bradić (Carmen) © Erik Berg
Oslo

A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo

By , 28 January 2017
***11
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Anna Goryachova (Cenerentola) and Taylor Stayton (Don Ramiro) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo

By , 21 January 2017
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Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

By , 17 December 2016
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Jung Nan Yoon (Cio-Cio San) © Erik Berg
Oslo

A heart-wrenchingly manipulative Madama Butterfly in Oslo

By , 08 October 2016
***11
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Johannes Kammler © Erik Berg
Oslo

Frighteningly intense: Calixto Bieito directs a devastating War Requiem in Oslo

By , 10 September 2016
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Vigdis Unsgård (Euridice) and David Hansen (Orfeo) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Waiting room blues: Jo Strømgren’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Oslo

By , 27 August 2016
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Yngve André Søberg (Figaro) and Ingeborg Gillebo (Cherubino) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

Privilege begets privilege: The Marriage of Figaro in Oslo

By , 13 June 2016
****1
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Turandot in Oslo © Erik Berg
Oslo

Question mark: Turandot in Oslo

By , 02 May 2016
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Svetlana Sozdateleva (Katerina Izmailova) and Magne Fremmerlid (Boris) © Erik Berg (2014)
Oslo

They had it coming: An unsettling Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Oslo

By , 01 April 2016
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Elysium at Norwegian National Opera © Erik Berg
Oslo

Not perfect, only human: Rolf Wallin’s Elysium in Oslo

By , 14 March 2016
***11
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Andrew Harris (Neptune) and Halvor Melien (Jupiter) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The party’s over: Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Oslo

By , 16 January 2016
****1
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© Erik Berg
Oslo

I like a boy in uniform: a frustrating Carmen in Oslo

By , 06 October 2015
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Kari Postma (Káťa) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Mommie dearest: Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová in Oslo

By , 05 September 2015
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Magnus Staveland (Don Ottavio) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

Lead us into temptation: Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 29 August 2015
***11
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Eir Inderhaung (Rosina) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Diary of a teenage girl: Rossini's The Barber of Seville delights in Oslo

By , 22 August 2015
***11
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Aurelia Florian (Violetta) © Erik Berg
Oslo

A desert full of people: Tatyana Gürbaca's La traviata in Oslo

By , 24 April 2015
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Paul Groves (Lohengrin) and Nina Gravrok (Elsa) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Black and White: Oslo’s new production of Lohengrin

By , 08 March 2015
****1
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Nils Harald Sødal (Peer Gynt) and David Hansen (The Cheshire Cat) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Lies and delusions: Jüri Reinvere's Peer Gynt in Oslo

By , 29 November 2014
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Nina Gravrok (Donna Elvira), Marius Roth Christensen (Don Ottavio) & Ann-Helen Moen (Donna Anna) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

Sequined gowns and neon crucifixes: A thought-provoking Don Giovanni in Oslo

By , 18 October 2014
***11
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Evan Bowers (Hoffmann) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Drunken ramblings: Calixto Bieito’s Tales of Hoffmann gets its first revival in Oslo

By , 02 October 2014
***11
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© Erik Berg
Oslo

The night of the two Hoffmänner: The Tales of Hoffmann at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 04 December 2013
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©  Erik Berg
Oslo

The end of the world. Or something: Ligeti's Le grand macabre at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 07 September 2013
*****
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Figaros Bryllup  ©  Erik Berg
Oslo

When the curtains close: Le nozze di Figaro at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 01 September 2013
*****
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©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Moonstruck: Stefan Herheim's Salome at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 25 May 2013
****1
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©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Easter in Italy: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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Don Pasquale: Ketil Hugaas; Norina: Eli Kristin Hanssveen  ©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Don Pasquale at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 17 January 2013
****1
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Norwegian National Opera, The Rape of Lucretia  ©  Erik Berg
Oslo

This is all: Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 14 January 2013
*****
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Marita Sølberg  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Oslo

Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo

By , 13 October 2012
****1
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Amelie Aldenheim  © Erik Berg
Oslo

L'isola disabitata: Not so deserted after all

By , 18 August 2012
****1
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