"The Norwegian mezzo Eira Huse uses the opportunity to shine her warmly timbred and pleasantly vibrating voice in the melodies of Nadia Boulanger; her voice is moreover emitted with ease in each of the registers: The medium is fleshy, and the bass is assured. The artist proves herself to be fully convincing in the expression of lamentation, such as in Cantique with words by Maurice Maeterlinck, polished with a fair and precise attention paid to the nuances." - Olyrix, The Verbier Festival 2021 (2021)
Eira Huse is sculpting the silence of the famous "Morgen!" by Strauss, while Grieg grows from a game of hopscotch with consonants to an inner journey of joy that rustles!" - Opera Online, The Verbier Festival 2021 (2021)
Festival der Jungen Stimmen 2021
"As another highlight, the Norwegian mezzo-soprano Eira Huse subtly shone with "Sgombra è la sacra selva" from Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma."
- Berner Zeitung (2021)
Oslo World Music Festival 2021
"The energy that Eira Huse internalizes and channels in her song manifests itself with such strength that one cannot help but think of the lives Vigeland depicted. Through her voice we hear the legends of the lost souls; her voice shoots up like the guardian angel of the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum: It keeps us all warm in the clinicality of the cold interior, shadowing the omnipresent tension and illuminating the beauty of the mausoleum's otherworldly nature."
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"Eira Huse sings a convincing Shepherd, then plays the seductive and mincing role of the Cat, before offering a round and lively Squirrel.
- Caroline Mounier-Vehier, Olyrix
"The much-anticipated Cats meowed their way into the garden with purrfect ensemble / ... Kaëlig Boché appeared caged as Tree Frog opposite Mezzo, Eira Huse as Squirrel. They sang a delightful duet..."
- Georgina Benison, omanobserver.com
"Fabolous was also Lydia Hoen Tjore as Belinda, with a luminous soprano; equally excellent was Eira Sjaastad Huse (the other woman)."
- G. Helbig, Opera Glass
"The success comes above all from the cast, very willing and lively, with fine, articulate voices - especially the mezzo Eira Huse as Lady Capulet, ..."
"Due to the joy manifested by the singers, where we note in particular Erika Baikoff (Juliet) and Eira Huse (Lady Capulet), this Romeo and Juliet is a success."
- Carmen S., Le Zebre
"...Eira Huse (also Lady Capulet, with a warm timbre)..."
- Emmanuel Deroeux, Olyrix
"A thrillingly well-sung Ottavia from Eira Sjaastad-Huse, with extraordinary stage presence and a burnished, penetratingly full (mezzo-)soprano"
"The real stand-out for me was Eira Sjaastad Huse’s Ottavia, whose deep, powerful voice brought clout to a character I usually find rather dull. Sjaastad-Huse’s acting also underlined the fact that Ottavia is not, as sometimes played, a purely wronged, virtuous figure." / "...that smoky, burnished-bronze voice. Wow."
- The Idle Woman
"For me, it was Swedish and Norwegian mezzo Eira Sjaastad Huse who was my favourite. Her embodiment of the neglected empress Ottavia is captivated, more so is her voice, which is alluring and a pleasure to hear."