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Hege Høisæter was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. She studied at the RNCM, Manchester and at the Norwegian State Opera Academy. Then, after a number of years freelancing in Norway and abroad, in 2004 she became one of the house soloists of the Norwegian Opera and Ballet.
Her main parts have included Cornelia (Julius Caesar - Händel), Carmen (Bizet), Gräfin Geschwitz (Lulu - Berg), Ottavia (Poppea - Monteverdi), Miss D (Maxwell-Davies), Sextus (Titus - Mozart), Waltraute (Götterdämmerung - Wagner) and Yocasta (Oedipus Rex - Stravinsky).
Hege has also been the leading lady in quite a few world premieres by composers such as Gisle Kverndokk, Glenn-Erik Haugland and Ole-Henrik Moe.
She has sung on many occasions with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, John Fiore and Alessandro de Marchi and she has also collaborated very successfully with instrumentalists such as Andjei Maevski (clarinet) and Vegar Anvik (piano) in creative chamber settings, and with other pianists including Torhild Fimreite and John Lidal in the lied and art song repertoire.
Hege's singing has been broadcast on national and international radio and television on numerous occasions and she has also been a frequent guest at the Casa dei Mezzo International Festival in Makrigialos, Crete.
Hege is currently extending her plans and repertoire with one-woman operas, her first project being La voix humaine (Poulenc) which she has already performed at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and also at the Casa dei Mezzo Festival in 2012.
Top photo by Erik Berg
Photos: Katja (Joerg Wiesner), Carmen (Erik Berg), Salome (Erik Berg), ULysses Vender Hjem (Erik Berg)
Also songs by composers such as R.Strauss, Grieg, Sibelius, Schubert, Mozart, Wolf, Brahms, Britten, Weill, de Falla, etc.
Hege has successfully started to thoroughly explore the higher parts of her register and will be extending her repertoire with roles such as Elvira (Mozart -Don Giovanni), Eboli (Verdi - Don Carlo).
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Forthcoming engagements for Hege Høisæter
24 June 2017: Recital – Casa dei Mezzo - Makrigialos - Crete
with baritone Hubert Wild Tarel Al-Shubbak, piano
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25 June 2017: Baroque vocal – Casa dei Mezzo - Makrigialos - Crete
Hubert Wild, baritone ARMONIOSA Francesco Cerrato, violin Stefano Cerrato, violoncello Marco Demaria, violoncello Michele Barchi, harpsichord Georg Friedrich Händel 1685 - 1759 “Re dell’Huom” (Hege Høisæter) Antonio Vivaldi 1678 - 1741 “Sorge l’irato nembo”, from “Orlando Furioso” (Hubert Wild) Francesco Durante 1684 - 1755 “Danza fanciulla gentile” (Hege Høisæter) Claudio Monteverdi 1567 - 1643 “Pur ti miro”, from “L’incoronazione di Poppea” (Duet) Georg Friedrich Händel 1685 - 1759 “Lascia ch’io pianga”, from “Rinaldo” (Hubert Wild) Antonio Caldara 1670 - 1736 “Come raggio del sol” (Hege Høisæter) Georg Friedrich Händel 1685 - 1759 “Son nata a lagrimar”, from “Giulio Cesare” (Duet)
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