Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Norwegian soprano star.

From artist manager friends in Oslo we got this press release:

The young Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen has been named the Classical Music Talent of the year for 2011, receiving a grant by Statoil worth NOK 1 million (130.000 EUR).

Mari Eriksmoen graduated from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen in the summer of 2010. Already in October the same year she had her international breakthrough when she took over Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos from the pregnant Diana Damrau at Theater an der Wien.

Other recent opera and concert engagements have brought her to Oper Frankfurt, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Opéra de Lille, Theatre de ville Luxembourg, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Lucerne Festival and Festival La Coruña.

Upcoming highlights include Euridice in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Olympia in Les contes d'Hoffmann at Theater an der Wien, Fiakermilli in Arabella at Oper Frankfurt as well as at Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Norwegian National Opera and concerts with Orchestre de Paris/Paavo Järvi, Lucerne Festival/Daniel Harding, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Louis Langrée, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Marc Soustrot.

Former receivers of the Classical Music Award include the current chair of the judging panel, Leif Ove Andsnes. The award ceremony is taking place in Oslo today; November 14, 2011.

Artefact Artists Management
St. Olavs Plass 3
0165 Oslo, Norway

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