By Francisco Salazar
Oslo’s Den Norske Opera has announced its 2022-23 season.
Beate Mordal, Astrid Nordstad, Sakarias Fredriksen Tranvåg, Aleksander Nohr, Bernt Ola Volungholen, Petteri Lehikoinen, and Simen Bredesen star in “Wonderful Bernstein!” Karen Kamensek conducts.
Performance Dates: August 20-26, 2022
Wagner’s “Parsifal third act” will be conducted by Asher Fisch and will feature Yngve Søberg, Franz-Josef Selig, and Daniel Brenna.
Performance Dates: August 27-Sept. 2, 2022
Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s “The Listeners” will be conducted by Ilan Volkov and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The work will star Nicole Heaston, Frøy Hovland Holtbakk, Eirik Grøtvedt, Simon Neal, Håvard Stensvold, Tone Kummervold, Martin Hatlo, Johannes Weisser, Cecilie C. Ødegården, Anne-Marie Andersen, Ingunn Kilen, Megan Gryga, Ørjan Bruskeland Hinna, Mihai Florin Simboteanu, and Kjersti Kongssund star.
Performance Dates: Sept. 24-Oct. 9, 2022
Daniel Cohen conducts Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Jetske Mijnssen directing and Gurgen Baveyan, Angela Brower, Michele Angelini, Marco Filippo, Clive Bayley, and Jens-Erik Aasbø starring.
Performance Dates: Oct. 2-29, 2022
The Children’s Monster Opera will be conducted by David Maiwald and directed by Gunnar Bergstrøm.
Performance Dates: Nov. 10-16, 2022
“Dissimilis-40 Years of Defying Borders” will be performed.
Performance Dates: Nov. 23 & 24, 2022
Emmerich Kálmán’s “Die Csárdásfürstin” will be conducted by Stefan Veselka and directed by Hanne Tømta. The work will star Agneta Eichenholz, Eli Kristin, Audun Iversen, Magnus Staveland, Frøy Hovland Holtbakk, and Lina Johnson.
Performance Dates: Nov. 25, 2022-Jan. 18, 2023
Strauss’ “Elektra” will be conducted by Petr Popelka and directed by Ole Anders Tandberg. The cast will be led by Gun-Brit Barkmin, Anna Larsson, Elisabeth Teige, Magnus Staveland, and Yngve Søberg.
Performance Dates: Jan. 21-Feb. 10, 2023
Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will be conducted by Patrik Ringborg with a cast that includes Iurii Samoilov, Svetlana Aksenova, Edgaras Montvidas, Jens-Erik Aasbø, Stephen Milling, and Astrid Nordstad.
Performance Dates: Feb. 11-March 12, 2023
Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” will be directed by Gunnar Bergstrøm.
Performance Dates: March 25-30, 2023
Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” will be conducted by Edward Gardner and Aage Richard Meyer. Karolina Sofulak directs with Matteo Lippi, Yngve Søberg, Claudio Sgura, Marita Sølberg, Tone Kummervold, and Frøy Hovland Holtbakk starring
Performance Dates: March 25-April 29, 2023
Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” will star David Kim, Julie Boulianne, and Nicolas Courjal. Edward Gardner conducts.
Performance Dates: March 30 & April 1, 2023
Puccini’s “Tosca” will be led by Xian Zhang and Eivind Gullberg Jensen and will star Ewa Vesin, Marita Sølberg, Daniel Johansson, Yngve Søberg, and Claudio Sgura.
Performance Dates: May 4- June 24, 2023
Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” is set to be conducted by Tobias Ringborg and directed by Katrine Wiedemann. The opera stars Frøy Hovland Holtbakk, Kari Dahl Nielsen, Magnus Ingemund Kjelstad, Eirik Grøtvedt, Birgitte Christensen, and Audun Iversen.
Performance Dates: May 21-June 23, 2023