Opera and ballet set new record

More than 300,000 people attended a performance of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet last year and never have so many watched a ballet. New statistics for 2014 show that attendance set a new record. There were a total of 485 performances both in the Opera House in Oslo and elsewhere when the opera and ballet company […]

Ovations pour in for new Swan Lake

A Swan Lake, a new surrealist interpretation of the classic ballet, has proved to be a huge hit for the Norwegian National Ballet (Nasjonalballetten) and its Swedish choreographer, Alexander Ekman. Staging the production in Oslo’s state-of-the-art Opera House meant Ekman could transform the stage into an actual lake. The ballet is completely sold out, and […]

New Opera boss in the mood

Nils Are Karstad Lysø is leaving the irreverent and successful clothing company Moods of Norway to take over as chief executive of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet. He claims he’s really in the mood now to mix his love for music with his proven abilities to run a business. “Music has been my dearest hobby […]

New artistic leaders win applause

The recent appointment of new leaders for the The Norwegian Opera & Ballet has been met with resounding applause. They won’t formally take over until next year, but already have a high profile as the opera company reaches out to the public at large. This week marks the Oslo Operafestival that aims to “bring opera […]