The Opera Celebrates Christmas / New Year

Den Norske Opera & Ballet, aka The Oslo Opera House, invites those staying in the Oslo area over the holidays to visit before the end of the year.  it is a festive time all throughout the city, especially at the Opera.

The holiday spirit is in full swing as the entire state-of-the-art building is decked out in December. In fact, upon arrival, you just might be greeted by a children’s choir, singing carols in the foyer.

Here is a summary of Cosi fan tutti below as well as a link to the Christmas performances happening at the Oslo Opera, which is located on the water in the Bjørvika district in downtown.

Cosi fan tutte

Award-winning theatre director Jonas Corell Petersen stages Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comical work about the seriousness of desire, Così fan tutte.

It all starts with a wager – two young, self-confident men, Guglielmo and Ferrando, praise their fiancées, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, for their faithfulness. The older and somewhat cynical Don Alfonso asks what these women are made of – are they not flesh and blood, like everyone else? The young men set out to test the two sisters to prove that they are right, thereby setting the scene for a game of disguises, role reversals, eroticism and jealousy. How long can we keep up the act? And how faithful are we, both to others and to ourselves?

Così fan tutte is Jonas Corell Petersen’s operatic directorial debut. It is also the first opera to be conducted by our new Musical Director Karl-Heinz Steffens.

  • Premiere discussion
  • Free introduction one hour before the performanceThe Nutcracker

Celebrate the New Year at The Opera

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci will play on the Main Stage at. 17, Argent Restaurant serves nyttårssoupé from kl. 18 while Sanguine Brasserie starts its nyttårssoupé right after the show finished.


Win an evening at the Opera! Capture the Opera House Christmas spirit in a picture, share it on Instagram and tag with # julioperaen16. (The Opera House is decorated for Christmas from 26 November.)
We will reward the photographer of the most creative picture with a gift certificate for two people to any show, dinner for two in Sanguine Brasserie and two tour tickets. Winner will be drawn on January 6, 2017.

Welcome to Christmas at the Opera!