Magnus Loddgard

December 8 – Festiviteten, Kristiansund

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker

Kristiansund Opera

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February 3 – Festiviteten

Puccini – La Bohéme

Kristiansund Opera

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Magnus Loddgard

Magnus Loddgard, conductor, is an uncommonly versatile musician who is at home in diverse musical genres. His broad experience and depth of interpretation in a wide variety of repertoire have made him a familiar and welcome face to orchestras in his native Norway and abroad. He is also an accomplished and sought-after chamber musician and accompanist.
Magnus Loddgard has played both piano and violin from an early age and studied piano with Sigurd Slåttebrekk and conducting with Professor Ole Kristian Ruud at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Further studies in conducting brought him to Universität der Künste in Berlin where he studied with Professor Lutz Köhler. At home leading chamber music ensembles and large orchestras, the major part of Magnus Loddgard’s career has been in the opera house.
He made his opera debut conducting La Bohéme with Norway’s Opera Sør in 2009, and has since become a regular guest there. With the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet he began first as a vocal coach and then took conducting assignments, among which are Macbeth (Verdi), and The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), and the ballet production Stamping Ground (Jyri Kylian). He has been a regular guest at Ho Chi Minh City Opera the last few years, having conducted three productions. At Østfold Opera in Halden he conducted a large open air production of Tosca with great success the summer of 2015, and he was immediately invited back for the Magic Flute in 2017. He will also make his first appearances at the Kristiansand Opera during the 2016/2017 season, with productions of Nutcracker and La Bohéme.

Magnus Loddgard’s career as a concert pianist is no less interesting, where he has placed particular emphasis on contemporary music. He has performed as soloist with the Trondheim and Kristians and Symphony Orchestras and has premiered a considerable series of works. The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra (KORK) has recently released a CD of the piano concerto “Sunburst” by Jon Øyvind Ness with Loddgard as soloist, nominated for a Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemansprisen).

He is the principal conductor for the Ensemble neoN (which won a Norwegian Grammy Award for the CD Susanna and Ensemble neoN – The Forester) and principle pianist with Ensemble Ernst. In 2002 Magnus Loddgard founded the Fjøsfestival, a successful music and literature festival which allowed him to use an impressive array of his talents and took place on the estate of the Loddgard family in Melhus, Norway. Loddgard is now based in Berlin.

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The first thing to say is that the orchestra under Magnus Loddgard was magnificent throughout.

The Saigon Times

The orchestra also provided some beautiful playing under the direction of Magnus Loddgard.

Aksel Tollåli –

Conductor Magnus Loddgard is a steady hand with the musicians

Hild Borchgrevink, Dagsavisen
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March 7 – Bodø, Norway

 Bodø Sinfonietta

Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux


March 21 – Tromsø, Norway

 Tromsø Chamber Orchestra

Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux


June 10, 12 & 13 – Fredriksten Fortress – Halden, Norway
Opera Østfold / Wermlands Opera

Puccini: Tosca


July 3 & 5  – Oslo Opera House

 LidalNorth International Opera Workshop

Wagner: Die Walküre


November 5

Stormen Concert House, Bodø

Bodø Sinfonietta

Rolf Wallin: Boyl

December 13 – Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo

 Ensemble neoN

Ensemble neoN


January 9 – Saigon Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra

New Year’s Concert


April 7, 8 & 9 – Halden, Askim & Fredrikstad

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

Opera gala

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April 11, 12 & 16 – New York City

 Ensemble neoN

MATA Festival

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April 23 – Oslo Concert House

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony and Circus


September 17 – Rockefeller, Oslo

Terry Riley – Music in C

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

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October 9 – Saigon Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra

A Night of Norwegian Music



December 2010
Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony no. 5
Bartok: Dance Suite
Nordheim: Violin Concerto
Arve Tellefsen, violin
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

October 17,19,21,22 & 23, 2009
Puccini: La Bohéme
Opera Sør / Kristiansand symphony Orchestra
Kristiansand Theatre


November 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26 & 27
Ragnar Søderlind: I cancelliraadens date – World premiere
Ringsakeroperaen, Brumunddal

September 25
Asheim: Grader av hvitt
Mozart, Dvorak: selected arias
Bernstein: Glitter and be gay
Williams: Main title from Star Wars
Halvorsen: Intrata from Suite Ancienne
Trad. arr. Storaas: Dam mast qalandar

Tanmay Bose and Taaltantra band
Birgitte Kristensen, soprano / Magnus Staveland, tenor
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Nathional Theatre, Oslo

January 17
Jon Øyvind Ness
Portrait Concert
Ensemble Ernst
Parkteateret, Oslo

Hotvedt: Hydro
New Years Concert
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra


December 8
Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, arr. Schönberg

Soloist: Espen Langvik
Chamber Orchestra of Norwegian State Opera Orchestra
Stage 2, Oslo Opera House

November 15, 16 & 17
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet & Opera
Saigon Opera House

Christian Eggen: Heimkehr
workshop production
Norwegian Opera / Oslo sinfonietta

January 6
Verdi: Macbeth
Macbeth: Claudio Sgura
Lady Macbeth: Itziar M. Galdos

Norwegian State Opera
Oslo Opera House


December 12
Sibelius: Finlandia
Mozart: Konzert-rondo, kv.382 (leading from the keyboard)
Shostakovich: Jazz suite no. 2, excerpts
Schubert: Symphony nr. 8

Tromsø Youth Orchestra
Artic Cathedral, Tromsø

November 8, 9 & 10
Mozart: Zauberflöte
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet & Opera
Saigon Opera House

October 18
The Forester
release concert
Ensemble neoN with Susanna
Victoria, National Jazz Scene, Oslo

September 17 & 18
Bizet: Carmen
Opera Sør / Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Kilden, Kristiansand

August 22
Zinovjev: Nova
Másson: Pan & Syrinx
Viuff: Havblik
Hardarson: The end/old tape

Ensemble neoN
UNM Festival (New nordic music), Oslo

August 6
Håvard Lund: Petter – World Premiere
Bodø sinfonietta / Ketil Høegh / Finn Arve Sørbøe
Håvard Lund: Petter
Nordland musikkfestuke, Bodø

July 25 & 26
Puccini: Il trittico
Lidal North International Opera Workshop
Stage 2, Oslo Opera House

July 16 & 17
Bizet: Carmen
Opera Sør / Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Fjæreheia, Grimstad (open air)

June 24 & 25
Halvorsen: Reisen til Julestjernen
(recording sessions)
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Kilden, Kristiansand

May 2, 3 & 4
Adams: Chamber Symphony
Trondheim Sinfonietta
Italian tour: Civitavecchia, Rome and Tolfa

April 28 & 30
John Adams: Chamber Symphony
Trondheim Sinfonietta
Trondheim and Oslo

April 12 & 13
Glenn Erik Haugland: Camilla 5×5
A chamber opera created by college students
Opera Sør/Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Kilden, Kristiansand

March 21
Debussy: Petite suite
Misato Mochizuki: La chambre claire
Unsuk Chin: Concerto for prepared piano, percussion and ensemble

Ellen Ugelvik, piano / Jennifer Torrence, percussion
Bodø Sinfonietta
Bodø Culture House

March 15, 16 & 17
Three new miniature operas
Marius Neset: Acrobatics (world premiere)
Hristo Holopainen: Ruggiero (world premiere)
Olav Anton Thommesen: Kristi Brud (world premiere)
Oslo Sinfonietta / The Norwegian Opera

March 13
Orchestra workshop for composers
Matre: preSage
Hegdal: untitled
Grenager: untitled

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

January 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20
Britten: Rape of Lucretia
Norwegian State Opera


November 8 & 9
Mozart: Zauberflöte
Stage director: David Hermann
Pamina: Cho Hae Ryong
Tamino: Magnus Staveland
Sarastro: Derek Anthony
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet & Opera
Saigon Opera House

October 8
Kjell Habbestad: Nenia
Chamber opera
Oslo Opera Festival

September 19 & 20
Kjell Habbestad: Nenia
Chamber opera
Fartein Valen Festival, Haugesund

September 15 & 18
Kjell Habbestad: Nenia – World premiere
Chamber opera.
Stage director: Mira Bartov
Fartein Valen: Mathias Gillebo
Ultima Festival, Oslo

July 23, 24 & 25
Mozart: Nozze di Figaro
Reduced version, translated into Norwegian dialect. Own production
Loddgard farm, Fjøsfestivalen, Melhus

June 23, 24, 25 & 26
“Barnesanger og Korpsklanger”
Family concerts with Jannicke Kruse
Norwegian Air Force Band
Byscenen, Trondheim

April 13
Gisle Kverndokk: Paaske
Chamber opera in three acts.
Opera Sør / Cikada Ensemble / Kristiansand String Quartet
Jakob Church of Culture, Oslo

April 11
Gisle Kverndokk: Paaske
Chamber opera in three acts.
Opera Sør / Cikada Ensemble / Kristiansand String Quartet
Gamle Logen, Bergen

April 9
Gisle Kverndokk: Paaske
Chamber opera in three acts.
Opera Sør / Cikada Ensemble / Kristiansand String Quartet
Olavshallen, Trondheim

April 7
Gisle Kverndokk: Paaske
Chamber opera in three acts.
Opera Sør / Cikada Ensemble / Kristiansand String Quartet
Sandnes Kulturhus

April 5
Gisle Kverndokk: Paaske – World Premiere
Chamber opera in three acts.
Opera Sør / Cikada Ensemble / Kristiansand String Quartet
Kilden, Kristiansand

February 21
Håvard Lund: Petter
Bodø Sinfonietta / Ketil Høegh / Finn Arve Sørbøe
Kulturhuset, Tromsø

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