2.8: Lieder Live - online concert series via my YouTube-channel
Songs by Eivind Groven and Olav Kielland
20.8 and 21.8 in Stavanger, Norway:
Berio Folk Songs with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dalia Stasevska.
6.9: Lieder Live - online concert series via my YouTube-channel
Songs by Johannes Brahms
24.9: Bærum Kulturhus, Norway:
"Händel with care" - Händel arias and sparkling baroque music with Oslo Circles and Astrid Kirschner.
(Cancelled because of COVID -19: Beethoven 9th with Swedish Chamber Orchestra)
3.10 in Akershus Slottskirke, Oslo:
J. S. Bach BWV 169 Gott soll allein mein Herze haben with Lars Notto Birkeland and Astrid Kirschner
4.10: Lieder Live - online concert series via my YouTube-channel
Songs by Jean Sibelius.
5.-9.10: J. S. Bach: Mass in b-minor with Gli Angeli Geneve and Stephan MacLeod
24.10 at Oslo Early Festival:
J. S. Bach BWV 213 with Barokkanerne and Bjarte Eike.
1.11: Lieder Live - online concert series via my YouTube-channel
Songs by Benjamin Britten and English friends.
12.-13.11 Lisbon, Portugal:
Purcell Dido and Aeneas with Gulbenkian Orchestra and Leonardo Alarcon
(Cancelled because of COVID -19:
* US-tour of Orfeo Monteverdi and Monteverdi Madrigals with Jordi Savall
* Beethoven 9th with Singapore Symphony and Masaaki Suzuki
* Beethoven 9th with Kristiandsand Symphony and Nathalie Stutzmann
* Beethoven Missa in C in Japan with Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki.)
"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 BIS // More here
2020 LAWO Classics // More here
2018 LAWO Classics // More here
2020 Simax // More here
2016 LAWO Classics // More here
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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.