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. Currently still studying the masters program at Operahøgskolen in Oslo her unique voice capacity and natural theatrical talent mean that she is experiencing a wealth of performance opportunities including the chance to perform the role of Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. During Spring 2013 she will appear as Bess in Robin Hood and Alm in the modern opera Khairos at the same opera house.
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. Annually she performs at the Norwegian Classic Summer Festival singing a repertoire that includes Grieg, Berg, Schumann and Villa-Lobos, and in 2009 sang in the Danish premiere of Eric Gaudibert’s newly composed piece, Script. Mette’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’s adoration and subsequent awards and scholarships.
She has previously studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at the Griegakademiet.
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