Private View

at Borealis

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Hitchcock's innovative symbolism in award-winning opera.

One of the most successful new operas in Europe in the last two years, Private View began with a collaboration between Bergen National Opera and Muziektheater Transparant (Antwerp).

Bergen National Opera introduced Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys to Shetland-based poet Jen Hadfield at one of BNO/ AdOpera's development academies. The result was an astonishing chamber opera based on Hitchcock's Rear Window. Private View has won three major awards including the prestigeous Fedora Prize for new opera.

Featuring Neue Vocalsolisten from Stuttgart and BIT20 Ensemble from Bergen 

Annelies Van Parys / Music
Jen Hadfield / Libretto
Etienne Siebens / Conductor
Tom Creed / Regi
Peter Quasters / Light design
Collective 33 1/3 / Design and video
Viviane Coubergs / Costume design
Gaea Schoeters / Scenography

Private View, a production by Muziektheater Transparant and co-produced by the 33 1/3 Collective, Asko|Schönberg, Opera Days Rotterdam, Concertgebouw Brugge, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bergen National Opera and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. With the support of the Productiefonds Oost Nederland and BesteBuren. The composition was commissioned from Annelies Van Parys by Muziektheater Transparant and Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen. The libretto was commissioned by Bergen National Opera. Private View was awarded the first Fedora - Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera in 2014.

Presented by Bergen National Opera, BIT20 Ensemble and Borealis, a festival for experimental music


Hi Res Beeld Private View © Koen Broos

Hi Res Beeld Private View 3 © Koen Broos



Photos: @Koen Broos

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

All play times

  • 11/03 Saturday 19:00

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  • 12/03 Sunday 15:00

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