Ariadne auf Naxos
The norwegian coloratura soprano Mari Eriksmoen studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Prof. Barbro Marklund and Prof. Håkan Hagegård, Concervatoire National Superieur in Paris with Prof. Isabelle Guillaud. Since 2007 she has studied with Prof. Susanna Eken at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen.
Eriksmoen made her debut with the Norwegian State Opera at the age of 23, singing parts like Adele (Strauss: Die Fledermaus) and Susanna (Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro) on a national tour in Norway, and she was recently one of the soloists at the Opening Gala perfomances of the new opera house in Oslo. Mari Eriksmoen has won several prizes such as the 1. Prize in the National competition for young singers in Norway, 2. Prize in "Kokkola Lied Competition" in Finland in 2007, and the award for Best Chamber Music Performance at "The International Lied Competition for Young Artists" in Germany. She was awarded a finalist prize at the "Queen Sonja International Competition" in 2007.
In the season of 2009 she will sing Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, as well as Musetta in La Boheme at Oscarsborg Summer Opera in Norway. In May 2010 she performed one of the main parts in the world premiere of the opera Kverndokk’s Around the World in 80 days at the Norwegian State Opera.