Not another us-to-you video. This one truly springs to life

Not another us-to-you video. This one truly springs to life


norman lebrecht

April 12, 2020

Bergen National Opera has issued an Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana sung by the Edvard Grieg Kor, company soloists and child members of its talent programme.

What’s different is the dramatic use of sepia postcards to create an atmosphere of unreachable Italy. Of all the from-us-to-you videos that have been sent our way, this is visually the most imaginative by far.

The soloist is called Elisabeth Teige. She’s going places. Watch this space.



  • Ron Swanson says:

    Elisabeth Teige has a lovely timbre to her voice, I do hope she does go places.

    Really good CGI on the video, that one is a keeper.

  • David Howell says:

    Wow, thank you for sharing

  • Tony Bridge says:

    Brilliant! Beautiful singing and beautiful production. Having toiled for a week on a Virtual Hallelujah Chorus for Easter Sunday, I am in awe of this…

  • Lillas Pastia says:

    Elisabeth Teige is certainly an artist to watch. She has sung Senta, Elsa, Leonore (Fidelio) and Irene (Rienzi) in the German Fach, as well as Cio-Cio-San, Tosca and Turandot (Deutsche Oper Berlin). She was set to debut at Bayreuth this summer as Gutrune, which obviously had to be postponed.