Arctic Opera

The Arctic philharmonic works to bring opera of high temperature to the Arctic region. We are proud to have been involved in presenting no less than six world premieres of new, commissioned operas over the past six years.

Katharina Jakhelln Semb has been Opera Director of the Arctic Philharmonic since 2010. During this time, she has linked the Arctic Philharmonic with big international names. Semb has a special focus on talent development and monitoring the region’s promising singers and artists. Several of the soloists who have made their debut with the Arctic Philharmonic now sing on stages such as La Scala, the Vienna State Opera and the Zurich Opera. Fortunately, they return “home” regularly to sing to our North Norwegian audience!

In 2017, we are proud to present, Ariadne auf Naxos, with Lise Davidsen doing her debut as Ariadne. Read the interview with Lise Davidsen, here.