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Marita Sølberg

– World management except Skandinavia –

In the 2019/20 season, Norwegian soprano Marita Sølberg will make her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro). In the same season she will make her role debuts as Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera and as Elsa (Lohengrin) at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. In the 2018/19 season she made her role debut as Feldmarschallin in the Rosenkavalier production of David McVicar at the Norwegian National Opera Oslo and sang this role at Semperoper Dresden the same season. In 2017 she sang Desdemona in Otello together with Massimo Zanetti and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera. The artist made her house debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Other international guest engagements have taken her to Los Angeles Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, to Minnesota Opera as Micaëla in Carmen, to the Teatre La Fenice in Venice as Countess Almaviva and to the Vienna State Opera as Mimì in La bohème.

On the concert stage she sang in 2018 Poeme de l’amour et de la mer by Chausson with the Royal Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton by Rafael Payare, as well as Gloria by Poulenc with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018 she sang Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra under the baton by Han Nah Chang and in 2017 with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Philippe Herreweghe. Also in 2017 she sang Giuseppe Verdi’s Missa da Requiem with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Roberto Rizzi Brignoli and the “Mozart Requiem” with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of James Gaffigan.

Further engagements have taken her to the Royal Scotish Symphony Orchestra, where she sang Strauss’ Four Last Songs and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under the baton of Peter Oudjian. With Louis Langree and the Orchestre de Paris she sang Mozart’s C Minor Mass. Marita Sølberg worked regularly with the Oslo Philharmonic and the “Le Cercle d’Harmonie Jeremie Rhorer”. Further stages in her career have taken her to renowned orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Neeme Järvi and Paavo Järvi, just to name a few.

In 2016 she released her first CD of opera arias, recorded with John Fiore and the Norwegian Opera Orchestra. In 2012 she was awarded the most important Norwegian music prize, The Music Critics Prize, for her Mimì at the Norwegian National Opera.

 

February 2020 – For a most recent version of the biography, please contact Mr. Florian Schadhauser.