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

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 is also accepted into 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.

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) 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 the British/Norway based ensemble Pocket Sinfonia.

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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