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The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet has announced its 2013/14 season at Oslo Opera House, which runs from 25 July 2013 until 1 March 2014.

The operas presented during the new season include: Il Trittico, The Marriage of Figaro, Le Grand Macabre, The Gospel of Judas, Ad Undas - Solaris Corrected, Orpheus and Eurydice, Madama Butterfly, Junior and Twigson, The Tales of Hoffmann, Alcina, La bohème, L'Amour de Loin, Don Giovanni, The Flying Dutchman, The Tempest - A tale of Miranda and Ferdinand, and a touring production of La traviata (Stavanger, Bodø and Tromsø).

Ballets on offer include Havana Rakatan, Patina, The Society, In the World of Fokine, Orpheus and Eurydice, Coelacanth, Dynamic, The Painter, The Nutcracker, Carte Blanche: Pite/Sharifi, Kingwings vs The Norwegian National Ballet, The Kitchen, Onegin, An Evening with Kjersti Alveberg, A Swan Lake - by Alexander Ekman, Three Stories, The House of Choreography, Fricar meets Chinese Kung Fu Monks, Swan Lake and a visit from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. There's also a National Ballet tour.

Concerts include a recital by Audun Iversen, Satyricon with the Opera Chorus, the Studio for New Music Ensemble, The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra in the Main House, The Baroque Soloists: Baroque Extravaganza, The Soloists' Christmas Concert, Leif Ove Andsnes and Mathias Goerne, Leif Ove Andsnes and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Hege Høisæter and the Oslo Sinfonietta, Truls Mørk with La Suisse Romande, Vadim Repin and Neeme Järvi, a recital with Nina Stemme recital and 2014 New Year's concerts on tour. The Queen Sonja International Music Competition also takes place in both houses.

A series entitled 'Other Genres' includes jazz, world music, 'Rhythm, Roots and Revolution', the Grorud Valley Project, an open day and a series of Concerts on the First Balcony. In addition, the Oslo opera house is open throughout the summer, with guided tours, concerts and an open-air photo exhibition.

Information: www.operaen.no

Posted: 2 July 2013

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