The Norwegian National Opera Children’s Chorus at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet was established in the spring of 2002, and participates in ordinary opera and ballet productions as well as special performances. The chorus consists of around 70 children, both boys and girls, who have passed extensive entry auditions.
The chorus is divided into groups for those who are 6-10 years and 10-17 years. The children receive weekly tuition in singing, drama and movement from professional teachers.
The chorus has participated in several of the Opera Company’s productions in the Main House, including Tosca, Den fjerde nattevakt, La bohème, The Magic Flute, Othello, Der Rosenkavalier, Macbeth, Hansel and Gretel, Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci and Carmen. In recent years, the Norwegian National Opera Children’s Chorus has also presented a range of family performances, including Brundibar, The Great Bank Robbery, Vi lager opera, Pollicino, Forhekset - med tryllestav i operaen, Cinderella, Der Jasager, and Lillebror og Knerten, where the children have held the central roles.