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

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment with two artists as parents. She immersed herself in music and singing from an early age. She was a member of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet's Children Chorus, and gained her first operatic experience 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 her spare time Eira enjoys yoga and music composing, and ice bathing in the Norwegian fjords!

Future engagements include concert appearances at The Verbier Festival 2021. One of the highlights during the festival is the role of Wowkle in a concert production of Puccini's La fanciulla de West with conductor Valery Gergiev, as well as being a soloist in Respighi's Il tramonto. Other future highlights will be her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. She will premiere an opera written by composer Golfam Khayam and librettist Penda Diouf at The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021. Eira also composes, and has collaborated with dancer and coregrapher Anaïs Touret creating music for a quarantine video ballet with dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet, as well as a video ballet in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

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. She did the roles of La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges created by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas and conducted by Titus Engel. 2019 also saw her 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 with the acclaimed baroque ensemble Barokksolistene led by Bjarte Eike. She also sang the role of Lady Capulet in B. Blacher's Romeo and Juliet directed by Jean Lacornerie, with Opéra National de Lyon / Théatre de la Croix-Rousse and performed Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa at Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira was a price winner of Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 and performed in a semi-staged version of Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" arranged for sinfonietta and directed by Georg Quander. In autumn 2020 Eira performed the role of Bastien (Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne) at Oslo Chamber Music Festival, a production she also directed.

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, Goksøyr & Martens (theater company), 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.

She is the artistic leader of Konsertserien Ekho in Tomba Emanuelle: Concerts with Norway's most up and coming young professionals in one of the most unique acoustics found in Oslo.

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), FFUK and Statens Kunstnerstipend (2018-2020).

                                                                            For more details, please see Eira's CV.

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

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment with two artists as parents. She immersed herself in music and singing from an early age. She was a member of The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet's Children Chorus, and gained her first operatic experience 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 her spare time Eira enjoys yoga, music composing and refreshing all-year baths in the Norwegian fjords!

Future engagements include concert appearances at The Verbier Festival 2021. One of the highlights during the festival is the role of Wowkle in a concert production of Puccini's La fanciulla de West with conductor Valery Gergiev, as well as being a soloist in Respighi's Il tramonto. Other future highlights will be her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. She will premiere an opera written by composer Golfam Khayam and librettist Penda Diouf at The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021. Eira also composes, and has collaborated with dancer and coregrapher Anaïs Touret creating music for a quarantine video ballet with dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet, as well as a video ballet in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

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. She did the roles of La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges created by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas and conducted by Titus Engel. 2019 also saw her 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 with the acclaimed baroque ensemble Barokksolistene led by Bjarte Eike. She also sang the role of Lady Capulet in B. Blacher's Romeo and Juliet directed by Jean Lacornerie, with Opéra National de Lyon / Théatre de la Croix-Rousse and performed Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa at Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira was a price winner of Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 and performed in a semi-staged version of Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" arranged for sinfonietta and directed by Georg Quander.

In autumn 2020 Eira performed the role of Bastien (Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne) at Oslo Chamber Music Festival, a production she also directed. Future engagements include The Verbier Festival's Atelier Lyrique 2021 in concerts/productions with the opera and lied académie, and her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. She will also join the The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021. At the moment, a song recording of Eira stars in the outdoor theater play "Gå" (Walk) by Goksøyr/Martens at Det Norske Teatret/Ultimafestivalen. Eira also composes, and has collaborated with dancer and coregrapher Anaïs Touret creating music for a quarantine video ballet with dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet, as well as a video ballet in connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

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 with extraordinary stage presence and a burnished, penetratingly full [mezzo-]soprano"
- Bachtrack

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment with two artists as parents. She immersed herself in music and singing from an early age. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, music composing and all-year outdoor bathing in the Norwegian fjords. 

Future engagements include concert appearances at the The Verbier Festival, as well as the role of Wowkle in Puccini's La fanciulla del West under the baton of Valery Gergiev. She will also have her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. This summer Eira will also sing in the world premiere of a new opera by composer Golfam Khayam and librettist Penda Diouf in connection with The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Académie Opéra de-ci de-la. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

As a member of Opéra de Lyon's Opera Studio from 2018-2019, highlights included a tour to The Royal Opera House Muscat (OM) and her mainstage debut at Opéra de Lyon in the roles of La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges in a production by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas, conducted by Titus Engel. 2019 also saw her 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, with the acclaimed baroque ensemble Barokksolistene led by Bjarte Eike. She also performed Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa at Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira was a price winner of Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 and performed in a semi-staged chamber version of Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" directed by Georg Quander.

In autumn 2020 Eira performed the role of Bastien (Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne) at Oslo Chamber Music Festival, a production she also directed. Future engagements include The Verbier Festival's Atelier Lyrique 2021, and her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. She will also join the The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Opéra de-ci de-la Académie in 2021. Eira also composes, and has collaborated with dancer and coregrapher Anaïs Touret creating music for a quarantine video ballet with dancers from The Norwegian National Ballet.

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 Holywell Music Room (UK), Universitetets Aula (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 eternally greatful for the support she has recieved from Statens Kunstnerstipend (2018-2020), Sine Butenschön Fond (2017-2018), Ruud-Wallenberg Fond (2016 and 2018), Barratt Dues Venneforening (2015).

For more details, please see Eira's CV.

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

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment with two artists as parents. She immersed herself in music and singing from an early age. In her spare time Eira enjoys yoga and music composing, and ice bathing in the Norwegian fjords!

Future engagements include concert appearances, and the role as Wowkle in Puccini's La fanciulla del West under conductor Valery Gergiev. She will have her long anticipated role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. Eira will also sing in the world premiere of a new opera by composer Golfam Khayam and librettist Penda Diouf in connection with The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Académie Opéra de-ci de-la 2021. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

As a member of Opéra de Lyon's Opera Studio from 2018-2019, highlights included a tour to The Royal Opera House Muscat (OM) and her mainstage debut at Opéra de Lyon in the roles of La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges in a production by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas, conducted by Titus Engel. 2019 also saw her 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, with the acclaimed baroque ensemble Barokksolistene led by Bjarte Eike. Eira is a sought-after performer of Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa, and have performed these songs at festivals such as Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira was a price winner of Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 and performed in a semi-staged chamber version of Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" directed 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 and a burnished, penetratingly full [mezzo]-soprano"
- Bachtrack 

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse grew up in an artistic environment with two artists as parents. She immersed herself in music and singing from an early age. In her spare time Eira enjoys yoga and music composing, and ice bathing in the Norwegian fjords!

Future engagements include concert appearances at the The Verbier Festival, and the role as Wowkle in Puccini's La fanciulla del West under conductor Valery Gergiev. She will have her role debut as Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) at Ramme Gård (NO) in 2022. Eira will also sing in the world premiere of a new opera by composer Golfam Khayam and librettist Penda Diouf in connection with The Aix-en-Provence Festival's Académie Opéra de-ci de-la 2021. Eira was a recipient of the prestigious Arts Counsil Norway's 2-year Work Grant for Young Artists 2019-2020.

As a member of Opéra de Lyon's Opera Studio from 2018-2019, highlights included a tour to The Royal Opera House Muscat (OM) and her mainstage debut at Opéra de Lyon in the roles of La chatte/L'écureuil/Un pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges in a production by Grégoire Pont & James Bonas, conducted by Titus Engel. 2019 also saw her 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, with the acclaimed baroque ensemble Barokksolistene led by Bjarte Eike. Eira is a sought-after performer of Grieg's lied cycle Haugtussa, and have performed these songs at festivals such as Oxford Lieder Festival and Oslo Grieg Festival. Eira was a price winner of Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg 2019 and performed in a semi-staged chamber version of Schoenberg's "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" directed 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.

For more details, please see Eira's CV.

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Contact Eira Huse at sjaapaahuse@gmail.com
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