The Arctic Philharmonic, the world’s northernmost orchestra, presents something rather exotic with its arctic origins in northern Norway. In addition to its passion for music, the orchestra takes its role as a cultural beacon seriously – both in northern Norway and globally. Their new opera production this autumn, NORA – too late, epitomises this spirit. The Arctic Philharmonic was founded in 2009, which makes it the world’s youngest orchestra. Based in the two Norwegian Arctic cities of Bodø and Tromsø, it has the whole northern region as its home, performing frequently in venues from Mosjøen in the south all the way to Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen in the north.