Den Norske Opera - Oslo
27 March 2017

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Carmen

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo
1 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
La Cenerentola

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Eben noch hat er sie verprügeln wollen, schon zwinkert er ihr wieder zu
28 Jan 17 / FAZ
Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo
24 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Pagliacci

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo
20 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Cavalleria Rusticana

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo
20 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Madama Butterfly

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A heart-wrenchingly manipulative Madama Butterfly in Oslo
13 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
War Requiem

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Frighteningly intense: Calixto Bieito directs a devastating War Requiem in Oslo
14 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
Orfeo ed Euridice

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Waiting room blues: Jo Strømgren’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Oslo
31 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
Le nozze di Figaro

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Privilege begets privilege
17 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
Turandot

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Question mark: Turandot in Oslo
6 May 16 / Bachtrack
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

They had it coming: An unsettling Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Oslo
5 Apr 16 / Bachtrack
Elysium

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Gesang ist kein Privileg des Menschen
16 Mar 16 / FAZ
Elysium, the world premiere
During March Den Norske Opera will give the world premiere of Rolf Wallin's futuristic opera Elysium, with a libretto by Mark Ravenhill.
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The party’s over: Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Oslo
21 Jan 16 / Bachtrack
Carmen

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

I like a boy in uniform: a frustrating Carmen in Oslo
10 Oct 15 / Bachtrack
Kat'a Kabanova

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Mommie dearest: Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová in Oslo
10 Sep 15 / Bachtrack
Don Giovanni

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Lead us into temptation: Don Giovanni in Oslo
8 Sep 15 / Bachtrack
La Traviata

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A desert full of people: Tatyana Gürbaca's La traviata in Oslo
29 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Lohengrin

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Black and white: Oslo’s new production of Lohengrin
12 Mar 15 / Bachtrack
Peer Gynt

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Ein altbekannter Hochstapler als neuer Held
8 Jan 15 / Der Standard
Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere’s new opera is dark and ambitious
3 Dec 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Lies and delusions: Jüri Reinvere's Peer Gynt in Oslo
2 Dec 14 / Bachtrack
Don Giovanni

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sequined gowns and neon crucifixes: A thought-provoking Don Giovanni in Oslo
22 Oct 14 / Bachtrack
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Drunken ramblings: Calixto Bieito’s Tales of Hoffmann gets its first revival in Oslo
7 Oct 14 / Bachtrack
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fish, sex and marching bands
9 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
Alcina

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Compelling playing and singing compensate for the production’s shortfalls
20 Jan 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Tristan und Isolde

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Oslo. Tristan. Poppycock!
8 May 12 / Seen and Heard
La bohème

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Memories of another past: Stefan Herheim’s La bohème
11 Mar 12 / Seen and Heard
Opulente Oper für eine Krebspatientin
24 Jan 12 / Neue Musikzeitung
Lulu

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

She sees dead people
29 Apr 11 / Musical America
Eugene Onegin

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A feather in the hat for all involved
18 Jan 11 / Seen and Heard
Tannhäuser

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Die raue Wirklichkeit da draußen
18 Mar 10 / Frankfurter Rundschau
Der zaubernde Norweger
16 Mar 10 / Online Musik Magazin
Wagners Tannhäuser ist jetzt bei der Heilsarmee
13 Mar 10 / Die Welt
Eine Liedertafel für Oslo
13 Mar 10 / Dreh Punkt Kultur
Herheim lässt es in Oslo krachen
10 Mar 10 / Nordbayerische Kurier
Der Sängerkrieg und die Heilsarmee
9 Mar 10 / Der Standard
Eine Liedertafel für Oslo
9 Mar 10 / Kultiversum
Eine Liedertafel für Oslo
9 Mar 10 / Wiener Zeitung
Rusalka

Den Norske Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Norwegian National Opera opened their second season in the new opera house with a Norwegian premiere
16 Sep 09 / Seen and Heard
Solveig Kringleborn was thoroughly believable in her role debut as Rusalka
8 Sep 09 / Financial Times (via Google)
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News & Articles

Oslo Opera in 'difficult and serious' economic crisis
Opera & Ballet’s chief executive Nils Karstad Lysø confirmed the Opera and Ballet is in a “difficult and serious” economic situation. Lysø blames it entirely on pension costs.
8 Jul 2016 / Slipped Disc
'Palace revolt' against director of Norway's national opera
Row erupts between Per Boye Hansen, who has been told to leave when his contract expires, and staff who brand him him ‘moody and self-centred’.
23 Jun 2015 / The Guardian
A national opera is cut adrift
The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has published a ferocious attack on the management of the Oslo Opera by its veteran critic, Professor Ståle Wikshåland.
28 May 2015 / Slipped Disc
New Opera nearly sold out
The public continues to stream to Norway's new Opera House in Oslo, snapping up tickets to upcoming performances and turning the building itself into a major tourist attraction.
18 Jun 2008 / Aftenposten
Tra la! Oslo's opera goes upscale at last
Norway's capital has had to wait more than 100 years for its first purpose-built opera house. Not only has the new construction revitalised the city's old docklands area.
13 Apr 2008 / Independent on Sunday