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The young Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen where she studied with Professor Susanna Eken.

In the summer of 2010 she participated in Academie européenne de musique at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. In 2010 she also made her debut at the Royal Danish Opera as Margret in WOZZECK and at the Norwegian National Opera as Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.

Since then she has appeared in opera houses and festivals such as the Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Bayreuth Festival, Drottningholm Festival Stockholm and most frequently; the Norwegian National Opera. She has also appeared at the Richard Tucker Gala in New York.

Her roles include Mélisande in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Nicklausse in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Siebel in FAUST, Hänsel in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, Annio in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Dorabella in COSÍ FAN TUTTE, 2nd Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Costanza in Haydn’s L’ISOLA DISABITATA, Zélis in Liszt’s DON SANCHE and Flower-maiden, Esquire and Voice from above in PARSIFAL.

A much sought-after concert singer; Ingeborg Gillebo’s repertoire include works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Grieg.

She has worked with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christian Badea, Fabio Biondi, Michael Boder, Daniele Callegari, Attilio Cremonesi, Jonathan Darlington, Thomas Dausgaard, John Helmer Fiore, Ivan Fischer, Georg Fritzsch, Hartmut Haenchen, Robert Horwath, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Markus Lahtinen, James Levine, Andrew Manze, Marc Minkowski, Henrik Nánási, Andris Nelsons, Sir Robert Norrington, Stefan Parkman, Andrew Parrott, Vasily Petrenko, George Petrou, Laurent Pillot, Stefano Rabaglia, Sir Simon Rattle, Patrik Ringborg, Tobias Ringborg, Alexander Shelley, Peter Szilvay and Emmanuel Villaume.

2016 included Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Opéra Royal de Versailles as well as at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and at the Norwegian National Opera, Flower-maiden in PARSIFAL at the Bayreuth Festival, Dorabella in COSÍ FAN TUTTE at the Norwegian National Opera, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO 9 with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s MISSA SOLEMNIS as well as Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and a Gala Concert in Bonn for the DEUTSCHE AIDS-STIFTUNG.

In the autumn of 2017 she returned to the Metropolitan Opera New York as Hänsel in Humperdinck’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL. Other engagements in 2017 included Mélisande in Debussy’s PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE at the Norwegian National Opera.

2018 included 1st. Esquire and Flower-maiden in Wagner’s PARSIFAL in Baden-Baden as well as in Berlin with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s HÄNSEL UND GRETEL at Opernhaus Zürich. She also sang concerts of Mendelssohn’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Verdi’s REQUIEM with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, recitals at the Risør Chamber Music Festival and Mozart’s REQUIEM in Salzburg with Camerata Salzburg as well as in Bergen.

2019 has started with Siebel in Gounod’s FAUST with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera, Cherubino in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Norwegian National Opera, and OPERA GALAs with the Arctic Philharmonic, conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen.

October 2019

NEW YEAR’S CONCERTS
Bardufoss, Harstad, Sortland, Narvik
Peter Szilvay, conductor / Norwegian Army Band

MOZART – Requiem
Oslo
Peter Szilvay, conductor / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart – LA CLEMENZA DI TITO / Annio
Bergen National Opera
Jan Willem de Vriend, conductor

Bizet – CARMEN / Carmen
Norwegian National Opera
Ariane Matiakh, conductor

GALA CONCERT
Kristiansand
Peter Szilvay, conductor / Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

Humperdinck – HÄNSEL UND GRETEL / Hänsel
Norwegian National Opera
NN, conductor

October 2019

Ingeborg Gillebo studerte ved Norges Musikkhøgskole og ved Operaakademiet i København.

I august 2011 vant hun 2. plass i Dronning Sonja Internasjonale Musikkonkurranse og i juni 2015 representerte hun Norge i verdens største sangkonkurranse; BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Hun gjorde sin operadebut på Det Kongelige Teater i København som Margret in WOZZECK. Kort tid etter gjorde hun sin debut på Den Norske Opera som Cherubino i LE NOZZE DI FIGARO og har siden opptrådt ved en rekke ledende operahus og festivaler, som Metropolitan Opera i New York, Oper Zürich, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Theater Kiel, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Flanders Festival Antwerp, Drottningholms-festivalen i Stockholm, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden og Richard Wagners egen festival, Bayreuth Festivalen.

Hun er en meget etterspurt konsertsangerinne og blant høydepunkter kan nevnes en konsert til ære for Placido Domingo i Amsterdam, opptreden på den årlig Richard Tucker-gallaen i Carnegie Hall i New York og konserter med orkestre som Berliner Philharmoniker, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris og Camerata Salzburg.

Ingeborg Gillebo har samarbeidet med dirigenter som Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christian Badea, Fabio Biondi, Michael Boder, Daniele Callegari, Jonathan Darlington, John Helmer Fiore, Ivan Fischer, Hartmut Haenchen, James Levine, Marc Minkowski, Henrik Nánási, Andris Nelsons, Sir Robert Norrington, Vasily Petrenko, George Petrou, Sir Simon Rattle, Peter Szilvay og Emmanuel Villaume.

September 2019