The international conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen has agreed to become artistic and general director at Bergen Opera. Among other reasons, it means he can spend more time with his wife, the soprano Mari Eriksmoen, and their kids.
Eivind, 47, made his Vienna State Opera debut two years ago and enjoys an extensive freelance career.
He says: ‘It is a great pleasure for me to announce that from 2021 I will be able to contribute to the opera scene in my home town of Bergen. Opera is in many ways the ultimate art form, where music, theater, dance and visual art culminates in something even greater. I look forward to continuing the great work that has been laid down by BNO & Mary Miller in recent years. In addition to leading BNO artistically, one of my most important tasks will be to participate in the process of convincing politicians, nationally and regionally, to support the building of a new opera house in Western Norway. This is an assignment, that with the greatest pleasure, I will take on immediately.’