Lieder Live

Concert series

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2. and 3.4 Copenhagen, Denmark: Mahler Symphony no. 3 with Denmark Radio Symphony and Marin Alsop.

St. Matthew Passion in Holland with Orchestra of the 18th century, Cappella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss:
4.4 and 5.4: Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
6.4: Musis, Arnhem
8.4: De Doelen, Rotterdam
9.4: Vredenburg, Utrecht

11.4 The national Opera, Oslo: Easter concert with Barokkanerne. Music by Ferrandini, Sances and Händel

Beethoven Mass in C-major with Anima Eterna and Jos van Immerseel: 
18.4: Concertgebouw, Brugge
22.4: Coesfeld, Germany
26.4: Dijon, France


3.5 Lieder Live - Mozart lieder with Ole Christian Haagenrud. 8 p.m. Oslo time on my YouTube channel. 
Program notes


9.5 Concertgebouw Amsterdam: Mahler Knaben Wunderhorn with Dutch Radio Orchestra and Hannu Lintu

Marin Marais: Alcyone (title role) and Liceu opera in Barcelona with Jordi Savall. Performances: 16., 18., 20., 22. and 23. See teaser

27.5: Nebra Miserere with Al Ayre Espagnol in Gent, Belgium.


6.6: MDR Musiksommer, Erfurt: Beethoven Missa Solemnis with MDR Sinfonieorchester and Andrew Manze

7.6: Lieder Live - Schumann lieder with Ole Christian Haagenrud. 8 p.m. Oslo time on my YouTube channel.

13.6: Mendelssohn Elijah in Wroclaw with NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero

23.-27.6: Risør Chamber Music Festival, Norway


5.7: Lieder Live - Grieg lieder with Ole Christian Haagenrud. 8 p.m. Oslo time on my YouTube channel.

7.7: Tchaikowsky Hall, Moscow: Händel Laudate pueri and Dixit Dominus with Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Rinaldo Alessandrini.



"A singer with such a charisma challenged her colleagues." (Dreh-Punkt-Kultur) Mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland is famous for her strong stage presence and musical integrity. Gramophone Magazine writes about her: "The mezzo-soprano is quite outstanding: strong, firm, sensitive in modulations, imaginative in her treatment of words, with a voice pure in quality, wide in range and unfalteringly true in intonation."


She is educated from Norwegian Academy of Music, where she studied with Svein Bjørkøy. She has also studied with Oren Brown and Barbara Bonney.

She is one of Europe’s foremost concert singers, and she regularly appears in the concert halls of Europe, Japan and America with conductors such as: Masaaki Suzuki, Andrew Manze, Michel Corboz, Leonardo Alarcon, Herbert Blomstedt, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Thomas Dausgaard. 


In 2012 she was US Grammy nominee in "Best Vocal Classical Album» for "Veslemøy Synsk" by Olav Anton Thommessen, and with this and more than 50 other recordings and a wide range of repertoire and performances, she is established as a remarkable interpreter of music from baroque to contemporary era.


Dido´s Lament // Purcell

Laudamus Te (Mass in b-minor) // Bach

Ombra mai fu - Xerxes // Händel

Norwegian Christmas song // Trad

Lieder Live #1 - Mozart

Dove sei - Ottone // Händel


I have recorded and taken part in more than 50 recordings. Latest releases are shown here. For other recordings, please visit LAWO STORE

2019 Alia Vox // More here

2019 2L // More here

2018 LAWO Classics // More here

2017 LAWO Classics // More here

2019 BIS // More here

2016 LAWO Classics // More here


NJ.com: Mahler songs with New Jersey Symphony

But the real power of these songs come from the vocal writing, and here Marianne Beate Kielland was truly golden in her interpretation. In possession of a rich, piercing Mezzo sound and excellent German diction Ms. Kielland made these old world songs feel fresh and immediate. She sang without the use of a score, as if the words and feelings were springing from her naturally. In her high notes, her voice throbbed with emotion. It was only 16-minutes long, but it made the whole concert worthwhile. "Songs of a Wayfarer" is one of the highlights of the NJSO season so far.

Göran Forsling at Music web international about Mahler Einsamkeit

I have lots of marvellous Mahler recording on my bending shelves, recordings that I will not voluntarily be separated from. This latest disc will now join those with Janet Baker, Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Thomas Hampson and several others. I urge readers to follow my example.


«The incredible voice of Marianne Beate Kielland has left its mark on the 2019 Salzburger Festspiele | Salzburg Festival: "A particularly lucky choice had been made with Marianne Beate Kielland (Soprano II). She presented her Laudamus te in highly characteristic fashion, clearly articulated, also quick at hand with lyric elements. A singer with such charisma was almost a challenge for her colleagues. The three of them gave a well-balanced ensemble."


Nebra with Al Ayre Espanol

Marianne Beate Kielland was the surprise of the evening. Kielland showed us an absolutely equal record in both the highs and the low ones. Her easy capacity for the legato left us precious phrases without prejudice to a great capacity for drama and power in the most forte passages. In addition her cadences were a delight.


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