Oslo Circles & Birgitte Christensen – Barokk jul
Sandvika Master Series – Oslo Circles & Birgitte Christensen with Christmas-themed baroque programme.
Old-fashioned Christmas magic with Oslo Circles & Birgitte Christensen, sopran.
Oslo Circles was founded in Oslo in 2015, and consists of some of the most established musicians in Scandinavia within the world of baroque music. The members of the group regularly play in orchestras like Concerto Copenhagen, Barokksolistene, B’Rock, Barokkanerne, Academia Montis Regalis and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra.
The baroque violinist Astrid Kirschner has gathered a “musical circle”, where all the members bring to the group their unique talent and musical experience, adding their personal input of different styles, nationalities and backgrounds. Oslo Circles has a passion for showing how modern baroque music can be – through playfulness and freedom in the moment of performing. Oslo Circles has worked with soloists like David Hansen (countertenor), Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzosoprano), Berit Norbakken (soprano), Magnus Staveland (tenor), Halvor F. Melien (bassbarytone), Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord).
Oslo Circles has performed at international festivals like Froville Festival (France), Baroque & Beyond (Sweden), Oslo kammermusikkfestival (Norway), Wunderkammer (Trieste/Italy), Korkyra Baroque Festival (Croatia), Spazio & Musica (Vicenza/Italy) and Varazdin Baroque Evenings (Croatia).
Birgitte Christensen has appeared in opera houses such as Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, National Theater Mannheim, Komische Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie, Teatro Municipal de Chile, the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and most frequently; the Norwegian National Opera.
Her roles include Donna Anna in DON GIOVANNI, Vitellia in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, the title role in Gluck’s ALCESTE, the title role in Haydn’s ARMIDA, Elisabetta in DON CARLO, Amelia in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, the title role in AIDA, Liu in TURANDOT, Nedda in I PAGLIACCI, Micaëla in CARMEN, Ellen Orford in PETER GRIMES, Rosalinde in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Hanna Glawari in DIE LUSTIGE WITWE, Jenny in MAHAGONNY, Eva in Scarlatti’s IL PRIMO OMICIDIO and the title role in Handel’s ALCINA.
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