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Beate Mordal

Beate Mordal is the choreographer Valencienne in the brand new version of The Merry Widow in Bergen spring 2022.

Beate Mordal is a Norwegian coloratura soprano from Molde. She finished her education at the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen in 2015. The same year she sang her debut as Papagena in The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) at the Royal Danish Opera. At the Paris Opera Competition in January 2017, she was one of the finalists. The same period she was also singing her Pamina debut in Norway for Opera Østfold and the same role at Longborough Festival Opera.

Summer 2018 she sang sing Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The season 2018/19 she played Micaela in our chamber version of Carmen on tour.

Thanks to support from the Grieg Foundation, Beate Mordal was Artist-in-Residence 2019/2020 at Bergen National Opera, and autumn 2020 she made her house debut at Stockholm Royal Opera as Marie in the opera Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright. She also sang and played the blogger Mina in BNO's Carmen-film, premiered on Norwegian TV (NRK2) the same autumn.

Spring 2021 Mordal was supposed to sing Maria in West Side Story at The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, but this production is now cancelled due to the corona-situation. Here in Bergen she was the ambitious Vitellia in Mozart's opera La clemenza di Tito.

In July 2021 Beate Mordal will be at the festival in in Aix-en-Provence to sing the role as Lilly in the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho's opera Innocence, together with singers like Magdalena Kožená and Sandrine Piau.

Before she sings Valencienne in The Merry Widow 2.0 spring 2022, she will visit Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra twice: First at the outdoor concert August 11, and then in Bach's Christmas Oratorio in December.

Updated June 2021

Hear Beate Mordal sing Servilia's aria, S’altro che lagrime (If you do nothing for him but shed tears) from Mozart's La clemenza di Tito:

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