The NorrlandsOperan, is a Swedish opera company in Umeå, located in Norrland, Sweden. The ownership of NOP is divided between the Umeå Municipality and the Västerbotten County Council. NOP was established in 1974 as a regional opera ensemble. The NOP's first artistic director was Arnold Östman, from 1974 to 1979. NOP now has its own symphony orchestra and facilities for opera, dance, music and art as well as workshops and studios. Its chief conductors have been Roy Goodman; Kristjan Järvi; Andrea Quinn; and Rumon Gamba.