– Simon McBurney’s “The Magic Flute” is the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s last opera, and the perfect introduction for a ‘Magic Flute’ virgin. (Wall Street Journal)
Autumn 2022 we proudly present Mozart's Magic Flute, with soprano Mari Eriksmoen as Pamina.
The rising opera star Linard Vrielink makes his role debut as prince Tamino, and the coloratura soprano Rainelle Krause is ready for the furious fight against Wagner-bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro. Thomas Oliemans has played Papageno several times in this highly acclaimed production signed stage director Simon McBurney. And for the first time Oliemans meets Norwegian soprano Renate Ekerhovd as his beloved Papagena.
– With his fine sense of physical comedy and communicative singing style, the baritone Thomas Oliemans was a fine Papageno and the well-deserved audience darling of the show. (New York Times about the performance in Aix-en-Provence)
Sung in German, surtitled in Norwegian
Duration approx. 3 hours, including 30 minutes interval
Performances November 5, 7, 9 and 11 in Grieghallen in Bergen
A co-production between Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; English National Opera, London; and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Presented by Bergen National Opera, Musikkselskapet Harmonien and Edvard Grieg Kor.
Photos by Michel Schnater