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Casting director at Den Norsk Opera & Ballet
Anne Gjevang (born October 24, 1948) is a Norwegian opera singer from London, known for singing all the international scenes.
Gjevang sang under Unni Bugge-Hansen and Marit Isene in her hometown, before she studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1968-71) and at the musical college in Vienna (1973).
Her debut in opera came in 1973 in Klagenfurt. She has performed in the Festival of Bayreuth and the Metropolitan Opera (Erda in Der Ring des Nibelungen), La Scala and the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden). As for performances with orchestras, she has sung with the Berlin Philharmonic mentioned, Wiener Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. She also figures in a variety of boards and is a board member of the Norwegian National Opera (2008).
Anne Gjevang take assignments of most of the world, but has her home in Nesodden.
Norwegian mezzo-soprano. She studied in Oslo, Rome and Vienna, and made her début at Klagenfurt in 1972 as Baba the Turk. She was successively a member of the companies in Ulm (1973 – 7), Bremerhaven (1977 – 9) and Karlsruhe (1979 – 80). Her Bayreuth début in 1983 as Erda led to engagements at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera in the same role. In Zürich (1985 – 90) her repertory included Carmen, Ulrica, Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Isabella (L'italiana in Algeri). She created the role of Lady Macbeth in Antonio Bibalo's "Macbeth" at Oslo in 1990 . A versatile singer-actress, Gjevang is also an impressive concert singer. Her distinctive voice, with its northern contralto colouring, can be heard in recordings ranging from Messiah and W.A. Mozart's "Mitridate" to Gustav Mahler's symphonies nos. 3 and 8 and Carl Nielsen's "Saul og David".
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