The Opera Festival in Kristiansund is the biggest arrangement in Kristiansund, and the city is also well known as a recognised opera city. Every year some of Norway's most professional gather their powers within the area and work closely together with newly educated professionals and a group of local forces.
During the Opera Festival in February the Opera in Kristiansund offers fullscale opera, operettas and musicals, but also free performances at cafés, restaurants and shopping malls. In total, over 50 performances - seen and experienced by approximately 10.000 visitors every year.
This year. it is the premiere of Turandot which is Puccini's latest work and is one of the great classical operas of opera literature.Ingrediences like hate, love, passion and eroticism is essentioan and the most famous section of the opera is Turandot's entrance and not least Calaf's arie "Nessum Dorma".,
On the program during the Opera Festivals 2020, there is always opera at both restaurants and cafes in Kristiansund.