Aria Borealis Bodø is a festival as well as an innovative international singing competition for Early Music singers.
The Aria Borealis Bodø Singing Competition is the centerpiece of the biennial festival taking place June 24 – July 2, 2022, in the Arctic town of Bodø, Norway – European Capital of Culture 2024.
All music enthusiasts and lovers of Early Music are invited to enjoy the festival’s concerts and lunch talks. As a part of the festival, Aria Borealis Bodø Sessions invites everyone to join workshops, masterclasses and opportunities to make music together, while at the same time following this unique competition in a town buzzing with Baroque music for over a week.
The competition jury, who also will give masterclasses and workshops, consists of renowned musicians and artists: soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, the Artistic Director of Concerto Copenhagen and harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, stage director Stefan Herheim, soprano Tuuli Lindeberg and tenor Anders J. Dahlin.
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The competition and festival are initiated and developed by Stormen Concert Hall and the collaborative platform Nordic Baroque Scene, comprising Concerto Copenhagen (CoCo) from Denmark, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FIBO), Barokkanerne from Norway and Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Sweden.