«BEATE MORDAL, A LIVELY SUSANNA LAST YEAR, IS AN UNFORGETTABLE PAMINA, A NATURAL, COMPULSIVELY WATCHABLE ACTRESS, AND WITH LOVELY, BURNISHED TONE THAT BROUGHT TEARS TO THE EYES IN “ACH, ICH FÜHL’S,” FALSE TRAGEDY THOUGH IT IS, BUT COULD ALSO SOFTEN TOUCHINGLY FOR HER PICARESQUE DUETS WITH GRANT DOYLE’S PAPAGENO.» STEPHEN WALSH, WWW.THEARTSDESK.COM
‘..AS PAMINA, BEATE MORDAL IS BEAUTIFULLY POISED, HER ACH, ICH FÜHL’S SUNG WITH MUTED MELANCHOLY.’ THE TIMES
‘BEATE MORDAL WAS A JOY AS PAMINA, GIVING HER BAGS OF INNOCENT DETERMINATION AND GIRLISH IDEALISM AMOUNTING TO REAL INDEPENDENCE AND COURAGE: “ACH, ICH FÜHL’S” WAS WONDERFULLY AFFECTING.’ CHARLOTTE VALORI, BACHTRACK.COM – 2017.
Beate Mordal is a light lyric coloratura soprano from Molde, Norway. She finished her education at the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen, May 2015. The same year she sang her debut as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at the Royal Danish Opera. The following summer she worked for the festival of Aix-en-Provence with contemporary repertoire. From that she was pointed out as one of the HSBC laureates from the academy. The summer 2018, Beate sang her first Najade in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, of Katie Mitchell under the baton of Marc Albrecht. She also premiered in Il Giustino of Vivaldi, as Arianna under the baton of Peter Spissky. In october she sang Micaëla in a touring production of Carmen for BNO, Norway. And in November she premiered in the role of Eileen in a Wonderful Town by Bernstein at the Royal Danish Opera.
Beate toured with the opera “SVADBA” by Ana Sokolovic, as Lena in Angers and Nantes,16/17. In 2016 she made her debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at The Longborough Festival Opera where she returned for Pamina in Die Zauberflöte 2017. The same period she was also singing her Pamina debut in Norway for Opera Ostfold with conductor Magnus Loddgaard. She made another debut in 2016 – as Waldfogel in Wagners Siegfried with Odense Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Vedernikov. And at the Paris Opera Competition in January 2017, she was one of the finalists at Theâtre Champs-Elysées.
Beate enjoys singing baroque and is frequently used in Scandinavia as a soloist in Messias by G. F. Händel, and has a wide concert repertoire including Bach, Vivaldi, Händel and Telemann. And she is working with baroque ensembles such as Camerata Øresund and Peter Spissky, Café Zimmermann in France and Barokkanerne and Christopher Bucknall.
She has worked with conductors and directors as Thomas Guthrie, Rory McDonald, Robert Houssart, Kjetil Almenning, Giordano Bellincampi, Alexander Vedernikov, Thomas Søndergaard, Terje Boye Hansen, Kjell Seim, Frans Rasmussen, Peter Spissky, Sébastien Boin, Dàirine Ni Mheadra and Per Kristian Skaldstad. She is currently working with professor Susanna Eken and coaches as Christen Stubbe Teglbjærg, Fiona McSherry, Emmanuel Olivier, Ouri Brounchti and Orsi Fajger.
Prizes and scholarships:
2016: Diverse stipend fra kulturrådet, Norge
2015: Third Prize – Operaens Venners Sangerkonkurrence, Copenhagen.
2013: Sine Butenschøns fond and Skipreder Tom Wilhelmsens legat, Norway.
2012: Shellstipendet from the Opera in Kristiansund, Norway.
2011: Sine Butenschøns fond and Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens legat
2010: GNIST-stipend fra Sparebanken Møre, and Second prize, Solveigs competition v/Lidalnorth course in Bergen, Norway.
2012-2015: Opera academy at The Royal Danish Opera/Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006-2011: Bachelor in classical singing at NTNU- Institutt for musikk, i. Trondheim, Norway.
2003-2006: Musikk/Dans/Drama v/Molde videregående skole.
2018: November – Eileen in A Wonderful Town by L. Bernstein. The Royal Danish Opera, Denmark.
2018: October – Soprano in Haydn Paukenmesse. Bergen Philharmonic and conductor Kjetil Almenning. Bergen, Norway.
2018: October – Micaëla in Carmen, G. Bizet. Touring opera with Bergen Nasjonale Opera.
2018: September – Stabat Mater, Boccherini. Café Zimmermann, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
2018: August – Arianna in Il Giustino, Vivaldi. Naestved Early Music Festival.
2018: July – Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss. Dir: Katie Mitchell. Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2018: February – Frasquita in Carmen, Bizet. Dir: Ronald Rørvik. Conductor: Torodd Wigum. OiK, Norway
2017: August – Michäela in Carmen, Bizet. Dir: John Ramster. Bergen Nasjonale Opera, Aamot. Norway
2017: July – Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mozart. Dir: Thomas Guthrie. Conductor: Anthony Neagus. Longborough Festival Opera, England.
2017: June – Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mozart. Dir: Ivar Tindberg. Conductor: Magnus Loddgård. Opera Østfold, Norway.
2017: February – Lena in SVADBA for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Luxembourg theatre.
2016: Soprano in Messiah by G.F Händel. With Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and cond. Oddgeir Kjetilstad.
2016: September – Waldfogel in Siegfried. Odense Symphony Orchestra and Cond. Alexander Vedernikov
2016: July – Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. LFO, Conductor Rob Houssart and Dir. Thomas Guthrie
2016: May – Lena in the a cappella contemporary opera SVADBA by Ana Sokolovic. Touring for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in Nantes & Angers.
2015: August – Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro in Norway. With the company «Operadisetra» Director: Ronald Rørvik and Toni Herlofssen.
2015: May – Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream by B. Britten. With Robert Chevara and Fiona MacSherry at The Royal Danish Opera academy.
2015: January – Papagena in Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart, at the Royal Danish Opera. Conductor: Rory Mcdonald
2014: October – Rossignol in Le Rossignol by Igor Stravinsky, The Royal Danish Opera Academy.
2014: July – Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro in Norway. With the company «Operadisetra» Director: Ronald Rørvik and Toni Herlofssen.
2014: April – Soloist in Lucas passion by Telemann, during «Kirkefestuka» in Molde Domkirke. With Jonathan de la Paz Zaens and conductor Dirk Hauenschild.
2013: October – Soloist with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Terje Boye Hansen.
2013: July – Solo recital in the concert series: «Balkongkonsertene» at The Norwegian Opera with the pianist Tina Margareta Nilssen
2012: December – practic as the Rooster in ”The Cunning little Vixen” by Leos Janacek – at The Royal Danish Opera. Conductor: Thomas Søndergaard.
2011: Suor Dolcina I Suor Angelica, Operaen I Kristiansund. Conductor: Kjell Seim.
2010: October – Hulda: mainrole in a concertversion of Cesar Francks Hulda m/TSO og TSO – vokalensemble. Conductor: Terje Boye Hansen.
2009: October: Soloist with Trondheim Symfoniorkester med Ingebjørg Kosmo, Henrik Engelsviken og Bjørn Simensen from The Norwegian Opera.
2015: Academy for Voice and Creation – Aix-en-provence med Hillary Summers og Emmanuel Olivier.
2014: Voksenåsen with Randi Stene & Susanna Eken
2013: Voksenåsen with Randi Stene, Olle Persson and Susanna Eken
2013: TIMANI technique with Tina Margareta Nilssen.
2012: Skagen with Susanna Eken and Mikael Eliassen
2011: Masterclasses, Olavsfestdagene m/Susanna Eken, Christen Stubbe Teglbjærg and Anne Margrethe Dahl.
2011: PUST – anatomy, and singing with Tina Margareta Nilssen.
2010:Masterclass – Olavsfestdagene m/Susanna Eken, Christen Stubbe Teglbjærg og Anne Margrethe Dahl.
2010:LidalNorth i Bergen, m/John Lidal, Trish McCaffrey, John Norris, Boris Anifantakis og Gait Sirguey.