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KOSMO and MOE. Norwegian opera singers in the program “Love Songs from the north and south”

Norwegian opera singers in Vilnius

Ingebjørg Kosmo and Trond Halstein Moe

in the program:

“Love Songs from the north and south”

Ingebjørg Kosmo at the Kirsten Flagstad Galla in Hamar 2013, foto Henning Høholt

VILNIUS/LITHUANIA: At the Filharmonic scene in Vilnius will Saturday 28th February feature songs and symphonic music program “Love Songs from the north and south.” Saturday 28th. February.

Including the fantastic Edvard Grieg songs and the Norwegian dance soundscapes.  love duet from the opera” Olav Tryggvason “ by Ragnar Söderlind. Rhythms and sultry Southern heat and full of romantic French Georges Bizet suite “Arlietė” and the opera “Carmen” and “The Pearl Fishers” Extract sound.

Love songs from the north and south will be performed by the maestro Roberto Šervenikas Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (artistic director and principal. Conductor Juozas Domarkas) and guests – Norwegian National Opera soloists Ingebjørg Kosmo, Mezzosopran, and Trond Halstein Moe, Baryton popular singers in many European opera houses.

Ingebjørg Kosmo, foto Erik Berg

Ingebjørg Kosmo repertoire includes arias from Carmen to subtle Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. From songs for children to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra

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. Since 1997. I. Kosmo is soloist at the Norwegian National Opera, Oslo.

Here the singer has prepared and presented a multitude of roles. She has too held concert appearances at prestigious stages and festivals, with the Berlin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Festival, with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra she recorded “Peer Gynt” CD (Anitra’s Party), and with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Geir Tveit song for mezzo-soprano and orchestra “Turtle” . In 2013. a CD with songs for children “Mamma is singing – Sanger som går i arv, (Children songs as aheritage).

Trond Moe Halstein has since 1987 when he defeated the prestigious Belvedere Competition in Vienna, is one of the brightest of the Norwegian opera baritone soloist. Since 1988. as the main Norwegian National Opera baritone, where he has developed more than 75 roles.

Trond Halstein Moe, foto Erik Berg

Furthermore he has developed various roles at Operastages in Germany (Stuttgart, Essen, Hannover), Opera in Santiago di Compostela and Madrid Auditorio Nacional de Música in Spain, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, the Prague State Opera, Malmö Theatre in Sweden, participated in L . van Beethoven’s opera “Fidelijas” at the Robben Island in South Africa. As a soloist Trond Halstein Moe has made concerts in various European countries, China, South Africa, USA; his performances broadcast on various radio and television stations.

The singer’s recordings collection – with the Bergen Philharmonic orchestra recorded Norwegian Opera (H. Borgström “Thora paa Rimol”, E. Hovland “Fange og fri”, R. Söderlind´s opera “Olav Tryggvason”, and S. Kleive’s “Requiem”, E . Griegs “Four psalms” CD-ROM.


The concert will also feature some of the most famouse and wellknown Edvard Grieg’s song, at least wellknown to all Norwegians:  “Spring”(Våren) and “At the Rondane Mountains (Ved Rondane) from the cycle of 12 songs, Op. 33 (Olav Aasmund Vinje’s text), A Swan (En Svane) from 6 song cycle, Op. 25 (Henrik Ibsen text), “I Love You” (Jeg elsker Dig!) 4 songs from the series “Heart Melody” (Hjertets Melodier),Op. 5 (text by Hans Christian Andersen).

Ingebjørg Kosmo
. 4.6.14. in her evening outfit named “Nordlyset” – (The Northern Light). Foto Henning Høholt

Furthermore from Ragnar Söderlind (b. 1945) a love duet from the opera “Olav Tryggvason” (Olav Tryggvason). A whole evening Opera that Ragnar Søderling composed based on the old history about the medieval king Olav Tryggvason, text by Knut Jørgen Moe, brother of Trond Halstein Moe. This opera is in fact known to Lithuanian musical students as Henning Høholt, editor of Kulturkompasset in 2005 made a lecture at the Lithuanian Music Academy presenting all the Opera inclusive Ragnar Søderlinds incorporating of three significant parts that Edvard Grieg earlier had composed for this opera as a theater performance for the National Theatre in Oslo.

In the second part of the concert, the two singers from Norway will sing an aria fromBizet’s opera “The Pearl Fishers (Les p ê cheurs de Perles) and excerpts from the opera “Carmen”.

Roberto Šervenikas conducts the symphonic concert with the Norwegian National Opera soloists Ingebjørg Kosmo and Trond Halstein Moe will be held on 28 February., Saturday, 19 am. Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall.

Robertas Servenikas

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