Mari Eriksmoen


Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen opens the 2021/22 season as Marzelline in Cyril Teste’s new staging of Fidelio for Opéra Comique, conducted by Raphaël Pichon, and sings Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for Theater Basel, before joining concert performances of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Stefan Gottfried and Concentus Musicus in her debut at Musikverein Wien, Der Schauspieldirektor as Madame Silverklang with Ed Gardner and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen in her debut as Gerda with Kent Nagano at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Other operatic highlights include Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) in an acclaimed new staging for Opera Vlaanderen and Grand Théâtre de Genève, both Susanna and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) for Den Norske Opera and, most recently, her first Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in a semi-staging for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.

The concert stage plays an important role in Eriksmoen’s career, including performances this season of Brahms’ Ein deutsche Requiem with both Paavo Järvi and Münchner Philharmoniker, and Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion on a European tour. 2021 saw the release of her first solo orchestral disc, in Handel and Mozart arias with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Jan Willem de Vriend on Challenge Classics, to be followed by Britten’s Les illuminations and a selection of Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne recorded with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Ed Gardner for an upcoming Chandos release.

In recital, Eriksmoen recently debuted at Edinburgh International Festival and Tivoli Festival in a programme of Grieg, Grøndahl and Wolf, also heard in her “poised, elegant and persuasive” (Guardian) debut recital disc on Alpha.