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Barocktage Stift Melk:
17.5: Bach b-minor mass with Concentus Musicus Wien and Stefan Gottfried
18.5: "Ten Italian Lovers" with Oslo Circles

1.6: Moster, Norway:
Church jubilee 1000 years
Habbestad: Mostrasuite with Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra

12.6: Victoria Hall, Geneve:
Mendelssohn "Paulus" with Gli Angeli Geneve and Leonardo Alarcon

14.6: Victoria Hall, Geneve:
Mozart Requiem and Michael Haydn Requiem with Gli Angels Geneve and Stephan MacLeod. 

Monteverdi "Orfeo"
(roles: Speranza and Proserpina) with Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations:
21.6: Opéra Royal, Chateau de Versailles
22.6: Opéra Royal, Chateau de Versailles
23.6: Opéra Royal, Chateau de Versailles
27.6: La Grance au Lac, Evian

Styriarte festival in Graz - Austria: Mozart c-minor mass with Jordi Savall, Schönberg Chor and Styriarte Festspiel Orchester.
6.7 at 18:00 in Stainz
6.7 at 20:30 in Stainz
7.7 at 18:00 in Stainz

3.8: Bodø, Musikkfestuka, Norway:
Opening concert of Music festival "Musikkfestuka". Orchestral songs with Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Songs by Grieg, Schubert, Mahler etc


7.-14.8: Oslo Chamber Music Festival:
8.8 - Freiasalen: Lili Boulanger - Faust ed Helene with Festival ensemble 
9.8 - National Gallery: Songs by Anna Lindeman, Signe Lund and Borghild Holmsen with Wolfgang Plagge
9.8 - Paulus church: Grieg songs with Voksenåsen youth chamber orchestra
11.8 - National Gallery: Songs by Grieg with Oslo String Quartet
14.8 - Universitetets Aula: Songs by Alma 
Mahler with Ole Christian Haagenrud

16.8 Vantaa Baroque - Finland:
18:30 - Songs by Purcell with the festival ensemble
20:00 - Arias from cantatas by J. S. Bach with the festival ensemble


30.8 at Haydneum Eszterháza festival: J. Haydn L'isola disabitata with Orfeo Orchestra and Choir and György Vashegyi

27.9, Tokyo Opera City: Bach b-minor mass with Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki

28.9, Saitama Concert Hall: Motets by Bach with Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki

19.10, Nidarosdomen, Trondheim: Mendelssohn Elijah with the choirs of Nidarodomen, Trondheim Soloists and Karen Haugom Olsen

31.10-3.11: Tour in Northern Norway with Oslo Circles:
31.10: Svolvær church
1.11: Flakstad church
2.11: Narvik church
3.11: Trondenes church, 



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"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."


Marianne Beate Kielland - mezzo-soprano is an outstanding Norwegian concert singer. 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 classical singers, and regularly appears in the concert halls of Europe, Japan and America with conductors such as: Masaaki Suzuki, Juanjo Mena, Andrew Manze, Markus Poschner, Michel Corboz, Leonardo Alarcon, Herbert Blomstedt, Jordi Savall, Rinaldo Alessandrini, René Jacobs, Pablo Heras-Casadon Han-Na Chang and Ottavio Dantone. 
Although Marianne Beate Kielland focused her 25 year long career on the concert repertoire, she has also performed operas on major opera stages, like Bolshoj-theatre in Moscow, Opera Comique in Paris, Opera Royal of Versailles, Salzburg Mozartwoche and New National Theatre in 


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 65 other recordings and a wide range of repertoire and performances, she is established as a remarkable interpreter of music from baroque to contemporary era.

Marianne Beate Kielland is the 
artistic leader of Oslo Chamber Music Festival and also part-time associate professor at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.



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Sibelius Orchestrated songs

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PRESS 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.

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.

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.

About Sibelius Orchestrated Songs: 

Kielland's even tone, flexibility and brilliant sensitivity to the text make this a rewarding collection (The Guardian)

- I don't know where Ms. Kielland has been hiding but I wish she'd get out more, she has a gorgeous instrument. (...) Svarta rosor is coming with me to the shower (Norman Lebrecht - The Critic)

- Norwegian mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland’s characterful performances are matchless, each song’s distinct character apparent. (

- Son timbre clair, sa diction nette et richement timbrée, son coloris parfois un rien morne cependant, rendent hommage au maître finlandais. (

«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."; Pergolesi and Durante with Freiburger BarockConsort

Kielland verzauberte mit einer Klarheit, Präsenz und inneren Anteilnahme, die ihre Grundlage in einem geeichten Kompass aus Phrasierung, Akzentuierung und wohlig geborgenem Timbre hatte. Er führte zu einer faszinierend-farbreichen Geschmeidigkeit und Öffnung, die die erste gesungene Klage Crimen adae quantum constat optimal ausleuchtete.

Kielland trumpfte dabei in noch anwärmenderem Charakter mit vibratolos angesetzen Leidenslängen ebenso auf, wie sie theatralisch, schlagkräftig und flammend dem aufrüttelnden Winden vor der Ermattung stupend effektvollen Nachdruck verlieh.


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