Mira Bartov


”Hvem har det avgørende ansvar for – nogle vil sige æren for – dette kjærlige generalattak på Mozarts Don Giovanni? Mira Bartov er navnet, og bid bare merke i det, for vi kommer til å høre det igen. Bartov har bearbeidet Mozarts opera i en grad, der må få forhærdede tilhængere av regiopera, også kaldet ”mærkelige iscenesættelser” til at knibe en tåre. Vel merke en gledeståre.” 

(”Don G”, Copenhagen Opera Festival, Operabladet Ascolta, okt 2016, Poul Einer Hansen)

”In her sensational debut with Rigoletto last September, Mira Bartov showed, on the same stage, not only how a classical opera can be successfully updated, but also explored in all its paradoxes. She showed us the passion of cruelty and innocence of the overly experienced. In this production of ”Shit också”, one can also sense Bartov’s almost reckless will to make opera speak to us and show its whole heart. She presents opera as an unparalleled, complex art form of here and now.”

(Dagens Nyheter, 2007)

Mira Bartov began her musical education at The Nordic Conservatory of Music. She was then trained as an actress at Drama Centre London. After studying philosophy, literature and history of ideas at The University of Stockholm she was educated as an opera director at The Academy of Opera in Stockholm, where she graduated 2005. Since then she has freelanced as a director and has staged many operas and musicals such as Rigoletto, Faust, The Marriage of Figaro and The Pearlfishers at Folkoperan, Chess and Prosperos Garden at GöteborgsOperan, Alice in wonderland and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Don Giovanni at Malmö Opera and Copenhagen Opera Festival, The Magic Flute at Norrlandsoperan and Madama Butterfly at Oscarsborgoperaen in Norway.

Mira has also translated and written several librettos. Between 2007-2011 she was the Artistic Director at Folkoperan in Stockholm. 2008 she became a Professor of Performance in musical drama at The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.

2015-2017 she was Dean at the Academy of Opera, Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Norway.

From 2021-2022 Mira was appointed Music Project Manager at Swedish public service broadcaster SVT, Kultur och Samhälle. She was be responsible for music documentaries, concerts and performances at SVT.

Mira Bartov has been appointed as the new artistic director at the Oscarsborg Opera in Norway, starting 16 September 2023 in a four-year engagement.