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Venue: Oslo Opera House, Main Stage

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AddressOslo
Norway
Google maps59° 54' 24.988" N 10° 45' 10.249" E
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OsloIbsen's Ghosts

Molvær: Ibsen's Ghosts
Cina Espejord; Norwegian National Ballet

OsloHedda Gabler

Molvær: Hedda Gabler
Marit Moum Aune; Norwegian National Ballet

OsloMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Dalia Stasevska; Stephen Langridge; Norwegian National Opera; Alison Chitty; Elisabeth Teige; Henrik Engelsviken

OsloEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Lothar Koenigs; Christof Loy; Norwegian National Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Herbert Murauer; Audun Iversen; Svetlana Aksenova

OsloTchaikovsky's Piano Concerto

Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Bartók
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra; Ivan Repušić; Christian Grovlen

OsloDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Erik Nielsen; Richard Jones; Norwegian National Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; James Rutherford; Jens-Erik Aasbø

OsloCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Ariane Matiakh; Calixto Bieito; Norwegian National Opera; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Ingeborg Gillebo; Alessandra Volpe

OsloRomeo and Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Michael Corder; Norwegian National Ballet; Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
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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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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.
**111
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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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An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

Joshua Hopkins (Figaro) © Joerg Wiesner
François de Carpentries' Oslo production of The Barber of Seville was both unfunny and underwhelming. 
**111
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Bieito's Tosca: A web of white packing tape

Claudio Sgura (Scarpia) © Erik Berg
Calixto Bieito's Tosca, despite an intriguingly modern setting, fails to make sparks fly.
***11
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Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande

Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Edward Nelson (Pelléas) © Erik Berg
After over a century, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande finally received its Norwegian première in a fascinating production by Barbora Horáková Joly.
****1
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A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo

Evan Bowers (Don José) and Katarina Bradić (Carmen) © Erik Berg
The revival of Calixto Bieito's Carmen in Oslo proves a bumpy ride, with uneven singing and orchestral playing, saved by Katarina Bradić's captivating portrayal of the title heroine.
***11
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