«For 35 years the independent opera company Opera Bergen has delivered spectacular and high quality performances world wide.
An independent voice
Opera Bergen has been producing opera performances since 1982, with a goal to maintain an international high level. Opera Bergen has also established and developed the medieval castle in Bergen as an open-air stage for acoustic opera, trying to bring the art to a broad audience, locals and tourists in Bergen. In August 2016 they presented Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” at this open-air scene.
Since its founding Opera Bergen has produced more than 120 operas, where quite a number has been first performances ever in Norway or Scandinavia. Opera Bergen has also staged several more modern opera works, among others Korngolds’s “Violanta”, Menotti’s “The Medium”, Libby Larsen’s “Dreaming Blue”, Weill/Brechts’s “Dei Sieben Todsünden” and Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah”.
Over the years the company has made several international tours, including scenes in Cairo (1992), Ashkelon (1993), Prague and Vienna (1998), Beijing (2001) and Mumbai (2010).
Grieg Foundation has supported and followed Opera Bergen for many years. The work of the company is important to secure different impulses in the opera scene of Bergen and Norway.»
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