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 “A thrillingly well-sung Ottavia with extraordinary stage presence"
- Bachtrack

Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment, and immersed herself in music, piano playing and singing from an early age. She was a member of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet's Children Chorus, and gained her first opera experience there in roles such as Clara (Werther) and The Cat (Brundibar by Hans Krasa). She later studied in Oslo and Copenhagen, with teachers such as Susanna Eken, Randi Stene and Toril Carlsen.

In autumn 2020 Eira will sing at Oslo Chamber Music Festival in the role of Bastien (Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne), an opera she is also directing. Other highlights in the 20/21 season include her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) and two concerts at Barnas Konserthusserie at Oslo Konserthus. A specially made recording of Eira will also star in the theater play "Gå" by Goksøyr/Martens at Det Norske Teatret/Ultimafestivalen this autumn. Eira also composes, and will sing and write the music for a coreography by the French dancer Anaïs Touret for The Norwegian National Ballet in RAW 2021. Anaïs and Eira already collaborated at a distance during the spring's Covid-19 outbreak creating a quarantine ballet with dancers from the same company. Eira is currently a recipient of Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists and will take part in The Verbier Festival's Atelier Lyrique 2020-2021. She will take part in the 2021 festival in James Baillieu's class. She will also join the The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021.

As a member of Opéra de Lyon's Opera Studio, highlights in Eira's 2019/2020 included a tour to Royal Opera House Muscat (OM) and her mainstage debut at Opéra de Lyon as La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges in a spectacular production made by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas, conducted by Titus Engel. Recent highlights include a debut at The Norwegian National Opera as Second Woman/Second Witch in a joint opera and ballet production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas by director Andreas Heise. She also sang the role of Lady Capulet in B. Blacher's Romeo and Juliet directed by Jean Lacornerie) with Opéra National de Lyon's Opera Studio and Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa at Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira also both sang in and directed Bastian und Bastienne at Mozartfestivalen (NO). She had her German debut at Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 in Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" arranged for sinfonietta and staged by Georg Quander.

She has performed with artists and ensembles such as Henning Kraggerud, Titus Engel, Clemens Flick, Michael Endres, Oliver-John Ruthven, Musica Poetica, Caroline Wettergreen, Ensemble Ascolta, Pocket Sinfonia, Emmanuel Calef, Per Kristian Skalstad, Matti Hirvonen, Helge Kjekshus, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nicholas Kok and Bjarte Engeseth.

She has sung in venues such as Oslo Concert Hall (NO), Holywell Music Room (UK), Universitetets Aula (NO), Nationaltheatret (NO), The Castle Church at Akershus Fortress (NO) Wigmore Hall (Wigmore Song Competiton) (UK) and Gamle Logen (NO). Festival appearances include Risør Kammermusikkfest (NO), Mozartfestivalen (NO), a Piteå Festspelen tour (SE), Olavsfestdagene (NO), Oxford Lieder Festival (UK), Oslo Chamber Music Festival (NO) and Johan Halvorsen Musikkfest (NO).

Eira is regurlarly seen in recital with two of Norway's best young pianists Olga Jørgensen and Emil Duncumb, and with the British/Norway based ensemble Pocket Sinfonia.

Eira is eternally greatful for the support she has recieved from Sine Butenschön Fond (2017-2018), Ruud-Wallenberg Fond (2016 and 2018), Barratt Dues Venneforening (2015) and Statens Kunstnerstipend (2018-2020). 

For more details, please see Eira's CV.

 “A thrillingly well-sung Ottavia from Eira Sjaastad Huse, with extraordinary stage presence"
- Bachtrack

Norwegian mezzo-soprano/composer Eira Huse operates in a vivid sound universe and possesses a warm and expressive lyrical mezzo. 

As a member of Opéra de Lyon's Opera Studio, highlights in Eira's 2019/2020 included a tour to Royal Opera House Muscat (OM) and her mainstage debut at Opéra de Lyon as La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges in a spectacular production made by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas, conducted by Titus Engel. Eira is currently a recipient of Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists and is accepted into the The Verbier Festival's Atelier Lyrique 2020-2021 and will take part in the 2021 festival in James Baillieu's class. She will also take part in The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021.

In 2021 Eira will portray Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO), as well as a singing in and writing the music for a coreography by Anaïs Touret for The Norwegian National Ballet in RAW 2021.

Recent highlights include a debut at The Norwegian National Opera as Second Woman/Second Witch in a opera/ballet production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas by director Andreas Heise, Lady Capulet in B. Blacher's Romeo and Juliet directed by Jean Lacornerie) with Opéra National de Lyon's Opera Studio and Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa at Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira also both sang in and directed Bastian und Bastienne at Mozartfestivalen (NO). She had her German debut at Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 in Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" arranged for sinfonietta and staged by Georg Quander.

She has performed with artists and ensembles such as Henning Kraggerud, Titus Engel, Clemens Flick, Michael Endres, Oliver-John Ruthven, Musica Poetica, Ensemble Ascolta, Pocket Sinfonia, Emmanuel Calef, Per Kristian Skalstad, Helge Kjekshus, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nicholas Kok and Bjarte Engeseth. 

Eira is regurlarly seen in recital with two of Norway's most talented young pianists Olga Jørgensen and Emil Duncumb, and with the British/Norway based ensemble Pocket Sinfonia.

For more details, please see Eira's CV.

"Northern Lights" concert performed with Ealing Choral Society (London W5) on 22 June 2019. Conductor Jonathan Williams; Accompanist Alexander Pott; Sound Recordist Andrew Lumsden.

Upcoming concerts

Upcoming concerts

Contact Eira Huse at sjaapaahuse@gmail.com
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