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20 May - 03 June 2020

Caroline Wettergreen & Christian Grøvlen

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​​Soprano and pianist from Bergen – exquisite and effervescent.

Caroline Wettergreen was awarded the Equinor talent grant for classical music in 2018. According to jury chair Leif Ove Andsnes she has ‘solid technique, sparkling charisma and world class high notes.’

She was brilliant as the Queen of the Night when the Norwegian Opera staged The Magic Flute in 2019. Her stage performance was dynamic, emotional and precise. She now makes her Bergen International Festival debut alongside the critically acclaimed pianist Christian Grøvlen, described by a national newspaper as ‘both an old school virtuoso and a young artist with a good command of current trends.’

In Håkonshallen the duo presents a varied programme reflecting Caroline Wettergreen’s artistic work. She was introduced to Grieg’s music in her youth, growing up in Bergen close to the composer’s home Troldhaugen, and also as a student to Bernstein’s humorous I hate music!

‘All in all this is repertoire that means a lot to me. It has followed me through several phases of my development as a musician,’ she explains.

"Music is a lot of men with a lot of tails
Making lots of noise like a lot of females
Music is a lot of folks in a big dark hall
Where they really don’t want to be at all"

Caroline Wettergreen, photo: Håkon Borkhus. Christian Grøvlen, photo: Cathrine Dokken 


Available minimum 30 days after first streaming. This service is offered by the Bergen International Festival. The music is reproduced with permission by TONO ( Unauthorized performance or copying is illegal.



​1 h


  • Caroline Wettergreen soprano
  • Christian Grøvlen piano

Music by

  • Grieg
  • Bernstein
  • Ravel
  • Tsjajkovskji
  • Strauss


  • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
  • Gruss, op. 48:1
    Zur Rosenzeit, op. 48:5
    En svane, op. 25
    En fuglevise, op. 25:1
  • Pjotr Tchaikovsky(1840–1893)
  • Dumka, op. 59
  • Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
  • 5 Mélodies populaires grecques
    1. Chanson de la mariée
    2. Là-bas, vers l'église
    3. Quel galant m'est comparable
    4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
    5. Tout gai!
    • Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990)
    • I Hate Music!
      1. My Name is Barbara
      2. Jupiter Has Seven Moons
      3. I Hate Music!
      4. A Big Indian and A Little Indian
      5. I'm a Person Too
    • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
    • Mädchenblumen, op. 22
      1. Kornblumen
      2. Mohnblumen
      3. Epheu
      4. Wasserrose

      Allerseelen, op. 10:8

Supported by

​Herman Friele/B Friele & Sønner AS and The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica



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