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24 May - 7 June 2023


Past events:

  • Kalenderikon
    Kulturhuset, Hovedsal

​Casual OperaPub in a Festival edition.

Did you know that the "mother" of the Bergen International Festival was the opera singer Fanny Elsta? Unfortunately, she didn't get the chance to visit Kulturhuset, but will perhaps be at the Bergen National Opera's popular and casual OperaPub in spirit, where amateurs and professionals perform together. 

In Hovedsalen at Kulturhuset, you'll be up close with the singers, in a casual setting. At the OperaPub, the soloists are local amateurs and professional singers, students, choir singers, and sometimes opera stars guest the events.  

It's not only the grand and dramatic arias that make their way into the repertoire here, and you can even have a look at previous performances at the OperaPub's YouTube-channel.

Photo: Monika Kolstad


​Would you like to sing an aria, a duet – or how about something from your favourite musical? Please contact BNO's Artistic Coordinator Møyfrid Engeset at

  • Music
  • Free



​1 h


    • Ellena Hale piano
    • Tor Erik Seime Pettersen piano
    • Artists to be announced on stage

In collaboration with

Bergen Nasjonale Opera 


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