Just in: Norway has new opera chief

Just in: Norway has new opera chief


norman lebrecht

January 28, 2020

The national opera in Oslo has named Randi Stene to succeed ENO-bound Annilese Miskimmon.

Stene, 56, is a former contralto from Trondheim.

Her signature role, Silla in Pfitzner’s Palestrina, took her to both Covent Garden and the Met.


  • Robert says:

    A superb Octavian!

  • Good News Is Out There. says:

    Randi was a wonderful and compelling artist during her long singing career. What wonderful news to hear that she will be at the helm of Oslo Opera.

  • eltenore says:

    Another one to try and fail to improve the very amateurish opera house.

  • Larry L. Lash / Vienna, Austria says:

    There is no record of her in the Met’s data base, and the Met certainly didn’t produce “Palestrina!”

    • louise says:

      Shame on you, Larry: Do your homework next time before calling someone a liar in public: NYT 1997: ”Palestrina,” Hans Pfitzner’s lumbering meditation on humanism and religion that had the first of three performances at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday night.

      In this production by the visiting Royal Opera and Lincoln Center Festival ’97…” Try using a handy fact checker called: “google” before you make your stupid, false, pronouncements.