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24 May - 7 June 2023

Nils Bech

with dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet

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​Strong, personal and magnificent.

The artist Nils Bech has long moved between art, classical and pop music. Now, he has teamed up with the Norwegian National Ballet  dancer and choreographer Anaïs Touret to create a new concert performance inside his musical universe.

The artistic elements are created by visual artist Ida Ekblad. On stage are a group of ballet dancers, the string quartet Oslo Strings, a duo on percussion and keyboards – and, of course, the main person himself, Nils Bech.

The song material stems from the entire span of his rich, personal catalogue, right up to the previous year's duo project consisting of duets sung by men to men. Duet partners have included, among others, Kristian Kristensen, Emir and Dutty Dior.

It is important to Bech that queer love is represented in art, and he has previously stated that he wants to write the love between men into the Norwegian songbook. In this concert performance, which saw its world premiere at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet in January, he takes this love to some of the country's most important stages.

Here, songs, storytelling and dance melt together in moods that go from tender and heartfelt to magnificent and jubilant.

"... one of the best and most important voices in Norwegian music." – DAGSAVISEN

Photo: Jonathan Vivaas Kise

Nils Bech at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Dramatised concert


  • Den Nationale Scene
    Accessible with wheelchair Designed for hearing impaired The venue has serving


​1 h 30 min


Standard: 260/580/690
Under 30/student: 200 
Senior: 234/522/621
FiB Fordel: 182/406/483
BT Fordel: 195/435/517

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    • Nils Bech vocals, music
    • Nils Martin Larsen keys
    • Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg drums
    • Oslo Strings
    • Dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet
    • Anaïs Touret group choreography
    • Mathis Aas Stoltenberg, Silas Henriksen, Simon McNally co-creative dancers
    • Ida Ekblad artistic elements
    • Sigmund Nilsen w/ Sonic City sound
    • Jesper Herning lights


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