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The young Norwegian soprano Caroline Wettergreen studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Opera engagements have included La Fée in Massenet’s CENDRILLON at Komische Oper Berlin, Adelaide in LULU and Serpetta in LA FINTA GIARDINIERA at the Norwegian National Opera, Queen of the night in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Frasquita in CARMEN at the Ringsaker Opera, Papagena in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Vespetta in Scarlatti’s DOVE AMORE E GELOSIA at the Kristiansund Opera, Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Opera Trondelag and Madame Herz in DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR with OperaKysten,

As a concert-singer she has appeared in works by Bach, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert and Villa-Lobos. She is especially sought-after for Brahms’ EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM, Orff’s CARMINA BURANA and Solveig in Grieg’s PEER GYNT, which she has also performed in Berlin with the Berliner Symphoniker.

She has worked with conductors such as Benjamin Bayl, Manlio Benzi, Antonio Fogliani, Julia Jones, Eun Sun Kim, Christian Kluxen, Christopher Moulds, Henrik Nánási, Kirill Petrenko, Dalia Stasevska, Peter Szilvay, and Thomas Søndergaard.

In July 2017 she sang the world-premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s TWO INGER CHRISTENSEN-SONGS at the Bayerische Staatsoper München with the conductor by Kirill Petrenko.

In October 2017 she sang Queen of the night in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

In December 2017 she sang Gretel in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL at the Bayerische Staatsoper München.

Other engagements in 2017 included 1st Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Norwegian National Opera, Gilda in RIGOLETTO at Oslo Opera Festival, Queen of the night in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Opera East, and an opera gala with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

2018 has so far included the title role in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI and Bjartalv in Irgens-Jensen’s HEIMFERD at the Norwegian National Opera, concerts of Hans Abrahamsen’s TWO INGER CHRISTENSEN-SONGS in Copenhagen and a recital of songs by Clara and Robert Schumann at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival in Hamar.

July 2018

Verdi – RIGOLETTO / Gilda
Oslo
John Lidal, conductor / Lidal North Summer Festival

Massenet – CENDRILLON / La Fée
Glyndebourne on Tour
Duncan Ward, conductor / The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Handel – MESSIAH
Stavanger
Oddgeir Kjetilstad, conductor

Mozart – DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE / Königin der Nacht
Welsh National Opera
Damian Iorio, conductor

Mozart – DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL / Blonde
Bayerische Staatsoper München
Konstantin Trinks, conductor

Mozart – DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE / Königin der Nacht
Norwegian National Opera
Magnus Loddgard, conductor

Mozart – DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE / Königin der Nacht
Glyndebourne Festival
Antonello Manacorda, conductor

Abrahamsen – THE SNOW QUEEN / Princess
Bayerische Staatsoper München
Kirill Petrenko, conductor

July 2018

Den unge norske sopranen Caroline Wettergreen studerte ved Musikkhøgskolen i Oslo og ved Opera-akademiet i København.

Hun har raskt etablert seg som en av Norges mest etterspurte sangere, både i Norge og i internasjonalt.

I Norge har hun sunget 1. Dame i Tryllefløyten på Den Norske Opera, Nattens Dronning i Tryllefløyten med Opera Østfold, Nattens Dronning i Tryllefløyten og Frasquita i Carmen ved operaen i Ringsaker og Susanna i Figaros Bryllup med Opera Trøndelag

Hun har også sunget La Fée i Massenets Cendrillon ved Komische Opera Berlin og i oktober 2017 sang hun Nattens Dronning i Tryllefløyten ved Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Som konsert-sanger har hun fremført verker av Bach, Brahms, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Orff, Schubert og Villa-Lobos. I mai 2015 sang hun Solveig i Peer Gynt med Berliner Symphoniker og i juli 2017 sang hun verdenspremieren av Hans Abrahamsens Two Inger Christensen-Songs ved Bayerische Staatsoper München dirigert av Kirill Petrenko, påtroppende sjefsdirigent for Berliner Philharmoniker.

Fremtidige høydepunkter inkluderer Gretel i Humperdincks Hänsel und Gretel og Princess i urpremieren av den nye operaen The Snow Queen ved Bayerische Staatsoper München, Nattens Dronning i Tryllefløyten ved Glyndebourne Festival, La Fée i Massenets Cendrillon med Glyndebourne on Tour, Zerlina i Don Giovanni og Nattens Dronning i Tryllefløyten ved Den Norske Opera. Hun har også blitt invitert av komponisten Hans Abrahamsen til å fremføre hans Two Inger Christensen-Songs igjen, denne gangen i Danmark.

Oktober 2017