Bergen National Opera

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Grieg Hall, where the Bergen National Opera is based

Bergen National Opera (Norwegian: Bergen Nasjonale Opera) in Bergen, Norway, originally called Den Nye Opera (the new opera)[1] is a foundation established in 2005 by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Den Nationale Scene, Grieg Hall and the Bergen International Festival. In 2007 Opera Vest became a part of the foundation, which aims to be the regional opera company for West Norway.

In addition to professional opera, Bergen National Opera also runs a participatory program for children and teenagers.

The foundation is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Arts Council Norway, the Hordaland community, the city of Bergen, and several other funds, associations and private supporters.

Opera directors[edit]

  • 2005–2007 Stein Olav Henrichsen
  • 2007–2010 Stein Olav Henrichsen
  • 2010– Mary Miller[2]

Opera orchestras[edit]

Bergen National Opera cooperates with the following orchestras:

Children and youths[edit]

Bergen National Opera runs several projects for children and teenagers in schools in cooperation with BIT20 Ensemble.[3]

  • Vi komponerer, vi!
  • Skriv en Opera!
  • Prosjekt Opera
  • Unge stemmer[4]
  • Sommerakademi[5]


Season of 2006[edit]

Season of 2007/08[edit]

Season of 2008/09[edit]

Season of 2009/10[edit]

Season of 2010/11[edit]

Season of 2011/12[edit]

Season of 2012/13[edit]


  1. ^ Eva Grimstad, "Operabyen Bergen", Meninger, Bergens Tidende, 3 September 2013 (Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Nytt åremål for Miller", Ballade, 2 December 2014 (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Barn og unge, Bergen National Opera
  4. ^ Unge stemmer, Bergen National Opera
  5. ^ Sommerakademi, Bergen National Opera

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