Mette Bjærang is a Norwegian lyric mezzo-soprano who has a warm and exciting timbre and flexibility to her voice that is both rare and enchanting. Mette’s voice is enjoyed both in operas and in concerts and her career so far has seen her regularly engaged in both traditional works and also new and exciting projects.
Mette Bjærang took her master’s degree at Operahøgskolen in Oslo in Spring 2013. During her studies her unique voice capacity and natural theatrical talent meant that she experienced a wealth of performance opportunities including the chance to perform the role of Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, Bess in Robin Hood and Alm in the modern opera Khairos at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. Previously she also studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at the Griegakademiet.
Ms Bjærang annually performs at the Norwegian Classic Summer Festival singing a repertoire that includes Grieg, Berg, Schumann and Villa-Lobos, and in 2009 she sang in the Danish premiere of Eric Gaudibert’s newly composed piece, Script. Ms Bjærang’s passion for music has even led her to tour Norway and Denmark giving concerts of contemporary music accompanied by an accordion.
Singing such roles as Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia and Dorabella in Così fan tutte performed at the Opera School in Oslo; Annina in La Traviata at the Skånska Operan, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at Nordnorsk Opera and Øresundsoperaen’s Opera on Location and the role of Mercedes in Carmen at the Opera Compagniet in Copenhagen have all contributed to Mette Bjærang’s adoration and subsequent awards and scholarships.
Mette Bjærang’s coming and recent engagements include an internship at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo and roles such as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Flower girl in Le Nozze di Figaro and performances in The Soloists’ Christmas concerts at the same venue.
- Alm in Khairos (Vaage)
- Annina in La Traviata (Verdi)
- Bess in Robin Hood (Schwemmer)
- Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
- Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
- Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Mozart)
- Flower girl in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
- Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
- Mercedes in Carmen (Bizet)
- Naboen in Navra (Stravinskij)
- Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart)
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