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Norwegian National Opera Orchestra © Jörg Wiesner
Oslo

On the waterfront: Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony closes the opera season in Oslo

By , 21 June 2018
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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Johannes Kammler © Erik Berg
Oslo

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

By , 10 September 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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Don Pasquale: Ketil Hugaas; Norina: Eli Kristin Hanssveen  ©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Don Pasquale at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 17 January 2013
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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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B. F. Pinkerton: Henrik Engelsviken; Cio-Cio San: Olga Guryakova  ©  Erik Berg 2012
Oslo

Butterfly as flashback: Madama Butterfly at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 21 September 2012
***11
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