Marianne E. Andersen artist

MARIANNE E. ANDERSEN – MEZZO-SOPRANO Marianne E. Andersen began singing in the Norwegian Radio Girls’ Choir at the age of five. Her musical education continued at the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio in London, where she won many prizes and graduated with highest honours. Marianne gave her debut recital in the Oslo University Hall, accompanied by pianist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. Her broad repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music, and she has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Simax, and Naxos, among others. Marianne is in frequent demand internationally as an opera singer and concert performer. She has appeared as soloist in Mozart’s “Requiem”, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, and Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde”, and she has had leading roles in the operas “Carmen”, “Rigoletto”, and “Idomeneo”, to name but a few. Marianne has had guest appearances at major international festivals, and she has participated in many Norwegian premier performances, among them Morten Gaathaug’s Jølsen cantata, “Den Røde Høst” (“The Red Autumn”) in 2009.