Mette Bjærang is a young Norwegian mezzo-soprano who has a warm, exciting timbre and a flexibility to her voice that is both rare and enchanting. She took her master’s degree at Operahøgskolen in Oslo and graduated in Spring 2013. During her studies her unique voice capacity and natural theatrical talent meant that she experienced a wealth of performance opportunities including the chance to perform the role of Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, Bess in Robin Hood and Alm in the modern opera Khairos at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. Previous to her masters degree she also studied at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and at the Griegakademiet.
Bjærang’s engagements include the title role of the Sweden premiere of Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at Läckö Slottsopera, the newly written piece of Ole Karsten Sundliseter; Haugtussa i Helheim at the Oslo Concert house; internship at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo performing roles such as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Flower Girl in Le Nozze di Figaro and performances in The Soloists’ Christmas concerts at the same venue. Other than this should be mentioned several concerts in Bodø, Norway among them the St John Passion at Bodø Cathedral.
Ms Bjærang has been engaged for concerts at the Copenhagen Opera festival, Oslo Operafestival, Festspillene i Bergen, Nordland Musikkfestuke among others. She has had solo recitals at the Oslo Concert House and The National Opera of Norway and has sung Mozarts Mass in C minor in Helsinki, Finland.