Newly announced as Artistic and General Director of Bergen National Opera from 2021, Eivind Gullberg Jensen is equally at home on the concert platform as the opera house stage.
2020/21 season highlights include the French premiere of Waiting, a dramatised concert based on Peer Gynt by Calixto Bieito and Karl Ove Knausgård with soprano, Mari Eriksmoen in Strasbourg’s Opera National du Rhin and debuts with Orchestre symphonique de Québec and Sjællands
Symfoniorkester in Copenhagen. Jensen also returns to Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Trondheim Symfoniorkester and Norwegian Opera in Norway and across the world to New Japan Philharmonic,
Filharmonia Poznańska, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Noord Nederlands Orkest and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. Gullberg Jensen also conducts the orchestra of Opera de Toulon in concert.
During the 2019/20 season, Eivind’s conducting highlights included Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with Finnish National Opera, Puccini’s Tosca with Opéra de Rouen, and his debut with Minnesota Orchestra, Odense Symfoniorkester, Tampere Filharmonia and Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, while making a return to Oslo Filharmonien with Mari Eriksmoen.
Jensen has previously conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker and WDR Sinfonieorchester in Germany, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vancouver, North Carolina and Oregon symphony orchestras in North America, and
further in Europe the Royal Stockholm and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Orchestre de Paris and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.
Over recent seasons he has worked with internationally renowned soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Alice Sara Ott, Javier Perianes, Helene Grimaud, Gautier Capuçon, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Hilary Hahn, Gabriela Montero, Emmanuel Pahud, Yefim Bronfman, Alexander Toradze, Vadim Repin, Viktoria Mullova, Renaud Capuçon, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Mari Eriksmoen, Charlotte Hellekant or Albert Dohmen.
Previous opera highlights include, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with the new Simon McBurney production of The Rake’s Progress, the Wiener Staatsoper with Tosca and Rusalka, Opéra de Lille with Die Zauberflote and Der fliegende Holländer, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma with Rusalka, English
National Opera with Janáček’s Jenůfa, a double-bill of Il tabarro and Djamileh (directed by David Pountney and Christopher Alden) in Lyon, Il corsaro and Rusalka for Opernhaus Zürich, Fidelio with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bayerische Staatsoper and as part of the Festspielhaus
Baden-Baden, as well as Rusalka, Eugene Onegin and La bohème (in Stefan Herheim’s production) at Den Norske Opera.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen studied conducting in Stockholm with Jorma Panula, and in Vienna with Leopold Hager. Previously, he studied violin and musical theory in Trondheim, Norway.
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“Statisk operai koronavennlig format”
— Aksel Dalmo Tollåli
“Eivind Gullberg Jensen – bookmark that name – displays a fine sensitivity for balance and rhythm.”
— Norman Lebrecht
“…it was hard to be disappointed with a concert containing music-making of such consistent vitality under the very dynamic leadership from young Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen.”
— Simon Holden, Backtrack, May 2015