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Postponed: Mezzo-soprano Eva B. Landro presents her favourite songs in an exclusive concert at the Bergen Library. With Ellena Hale on piano and three guests.

The concert, which should have taken place 23rd January, has been postponed due to corona-related national restrictions. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The mezzo-soprano Eva B. Landro grew up in the south of Norway, Oslo and Nairobi. She's recently moved to Bergen after joining the professional choir Edvard Grieg Kor last year.

Eva will open our season of concerts at the library, and has selected some of her musical favourites which also show her wide range as a singer: the journey takes us to Italy with songs by Monteverdi, back to Norway with highlights from Grieg and Garborg's well-known song cycle Haugtussa, before turning to cabaret from American composer William Bolcolm. Eva has also invited three guests to join her: Tyler David Ray (tenor) and David Hansford (bass) are her colleagues at Edvard Grieg Kor along with the young tenor Stian Økland from Bergen.

Please note that the concert takes place in the Music Department on the 2nd floor of the library, and not in the café Amalies Hage as per previous years.

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek (Bergen Public Library)
Strømgaten 6, Bergen


Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
From Haugtussa (The Mountain Maid), Op. 67:
I blåbærli (Blueberry Slope)
Elsk (Love)
Ved Gjætlebekken (At the Brook)

Lyrics: Arne Garborg (1851 - 1924)

From Lyriske stykker (Lyric Pieces), Op. 68:
Bådnlåt (At the Cradle)

Claudio Monteverdi (1657 – 1643)
From Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi (Madrigals of War and Love):
Lamento della Ninfa

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
From Dido and Aeneas:
When I am laid in earth

Claudio Monteverdi
From Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi:
Dell'usate mie corde al suon potrai

Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981)
From Hermit Songs, Op. 29:
The Monk and His Cat
The Heavenly Banquet

William Bolcom (f. 1938)
From Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1:

Eva B. Landro, mezzo-soprano
Tyler David Ray, tenor
Stian Økland, tenor
David Hansford, bass
Ellena Hale, piano

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