Marianne Beate Kielland
Started her international career as an ensemble member of Staatsoper Hannover. Since then she has been working frequently with leading orchestras and ensembles and enjoying a vast concert repertoire spanning from early 17th century works through to Classical, Romantic and the contemporary eras.
Highlights of the season 2019/20 include appearances as Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aenas at the Bolshoi Theatre, in the title role of Alcyone at the Gran Teatre del Liceu under Jordi Savall, Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Luisi and Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra lead by Andrew Manze, Bach's B Minor Mass with the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón.
Recent season highlights include Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the 18th Century Orchestra on tour to the Netherlands, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bergen Philharmonic, Messiah with Malmö Symphony, Bach’s St John Passion with Oslo Philharmonic and St Matthew Passion with BBC Philharmonic. Her recent appearances include Beethoven's Mass in C at the Concertgebouw, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Haydn's Arianna a Naxos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester and Anima Eterna, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 and Das Lied von der Erde with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Songs of a Wayfarer with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and Berio's Folksongs with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.
She has also appeared with other major orchestras and ensembles including Wiener Symphoniker, Bergen Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Royal Flemish Orchestra, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Europa Galante, Les Talens Lyriques, RIAS Kammerchor, Anima Eterna, Le Concert des Nations, Collegium Vocale Gent and Bach Collegium Japan; and has worked with such distinguished conductors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Harry Christophers, Thomas Dausgaard, John Fiore, Philippe Herreweghe, Manfred Honeck, René Jacobs, Nicholas Kraemer, Andrew Manze, Marc Minkowski, Vasily Petrenko, Daniel Reuss, André de Ridder, Helmut Rilling, Christophe Rousset, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, Thomas Søndergård and Robin Ticciati.
Ms. Kielland has made more than 40 CD recordings of oratorios, operas, cantatas and songs by Mahler, Bach, Händel, Vivaldi, Caldara, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Martin, Chausson, Korngold, von Suppé, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg and Sigurd Islandsmoen. In 2012 she was nominated to a GRAMMY Award in the category Best Classical Vocal Solo for the album Veslemøy Synsk, which features works by composers Edvard Grieg and Olav Anton Thommesen. She performs regularly with pianist Nils Anders Mortensen and the duo has appeared across Europe.