Ann-Helen Moen, Soprano

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Lyric soprano Ann-Helen Moen is with her clear and lovely voice recognised as a significant interpreter of particularly Mozart both in concert and in opera. She has been hailed for her success in roles from the romantic period and performed several world premieres in Europe and the US.

Recent engagements include Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, First Lady MAGIC FLUTE at the Norwegian Opera, Brahms Requiem with the Oslo Philharmonic. She is a favourite guest with the Bergen philharmonic and records and tours with the orchestra on a regular basis. Latest recording is Solveig in Grieg's Peer Gynt on Chandos. Chief conductor Ed Gardner has invited her to perform with the orchestra in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Korngold arias with the MDR Sinfonieorchester and Kristjan Järvi led immediately to not only one but two reinvitations, and she is also invited to perform Missa Solemnis by Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium, Japan. Other engagements include First Lady in a revival of MAGIC FLUTE in Oslo and numerous concerts in Norway and abroad.

Ann-Helen Moen's career is wide and varied and roles include Pamina DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Sandrina LA FINTA GIARDINIERA, Donna Elvira, Donna Anna and Zerlina DON GIOVANNI, Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the title role in SEMELE, Almirena RINALDO, Lauretta IL TRITTICO, , Echo ARIADNE AUS NAXOS, Micaela CARMEN, Mimi LA BOHEME, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Blumenmädchen PARSIFAL, Tatjana EUGEN ONEGIN, Ann Trulove THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, Julia DER VETTER AUS DINGSTA (Künneke), Laura Wingfield THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Bibalo), the title role in ANNE PEDERSDOTTER (Bræin).

She was previously member of the ensemble in Opera Graz, she has guested Hannover Staatsoper, Braunschweig, Zürich Oper, Théâtre Paris Villette, Trieste, the Norwegian Opera, Danish National Opera, opera companies in Ireland and Sweden.
Ann-Helen Moen has performed with all leading Scandinavian orchestras and her concert repertoire includes Mozart Requiem, Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn Elijah, Haydn and Bach masses and oratorios and Brahms Requiem.

She has worked with conductors like Rinaldo Alessandrini, Giancarlo Andretta, Bruno Dal Bon, William Christie, Harry Christophers, Francesco Corti, Sir Andrew Davies, Christian Eggen, Daniel Inbal, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Phillippe Jordan, Kristjan Järvi, Edward Gardner, Nicholas Karemer, Andrew Litton, Kevin Mallon, Georg Mark, Susanna Mälkki, Juanjo Mena, Imants Resnis, Andreas Spering, Christoph Spering, Masaaki Suzuki and Arnold Östmann.

Broadcasts have included Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie on NRK (TV) and Solveig Peer Gynt (Ibsen/Grieg) in a performance that took place in front of the pyramids of Giza, Egypt, and broadcast by NRK on New Year's Eve 2006. For NRK (Norway) and DR (Denmark) radio she has recorded numerous concerts.
CD Recordings: Te Deum (J. Sousa-Carvalho) on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and songs by Catharinus Elling with Gunilla Sussmann for Simax Classics, Delius in Norway, Chandos and I forsommarens fang.

Born in Molde, Norway, Ann-Helen Moen is a graduate of the Grieg Academy, Bergen and the Opera Academy, Copenhagen, where she studied with Susanna Eken, Ingrid Bjoner and Håkan Hagegård. She has been awarded Norway's most prestigious singing prize, the Esso Award.

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Repertoire
Oratorios

Antonin Dvorak

Requiem

Antonio Vivaldi

Gloria

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias
Psalm 42, op. 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit

Francis Poulenc

Gloria

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung
Die Jahreszeiten
Theresien Mass

Franz Schubert

Mass in A-flat Major D 678

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem in D minor, Op.48

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56
SAUL/Merab

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Joao de Sousa Carvalho

Te Deum

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor BWV 232
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
St. John Passion BWV 245
Magnificat BWV 243
Cantata "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!" BWV 51
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Cantata "Weichet nur, betruebte Schatten" BWV 202
St. Mark Passion, BWV 247

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Te Deum

Ståle Kleiberg

Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626
Exsultate, Jubilate KV 165
Vespere solennes de Confessore
Regina Coeli KV 276
Concert Repertoire

Antonin Dvorak

Moravian Duets Op. 32

Arne Nordheim

Tre Voci

Dmitry Shostakovich

Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok Op. 127

Edvard Grieg

Haugtussa Op. 67
Peer Gynt, Op. 23
Sechs Deutsche Lieder Op. 48
Vinje Songs Op. 33

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony no. 2 'Lobgesang'

Franz Schubert

Rosamunde Overture D644

Frederick Delius

5 Songs from the Norwegian

Glenn Erik Haugland

"... og holt læt seld sjels gal"

Gustav Mahler

Symphony no. 8

Leoš Janácek

Rikalda - Nursery Rhymes

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Olav Anton Thommessen

Cantata for the Centenary of the Norwegian Monarchy

Sofiya Asgatovna Gubaidulina

Hommage á T. S. Eliot

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sei Notturni KV 346, 436-439, 549
Opera Roles

Antonio Bibalo

THE GLASS MENAGERIE/Laura Wingfield

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/Poppea

Eduard Künneke

DER VETTER AUS DINGSDA/Julia

Edvard Fliflet Bræin

ANNE PEDERSDOTTIR/Anne Pederstdottir

Georg Friedrich Händel

RINALDO/Almirena
SEMELE/Semele
ORLANDO/Dorinda
PORO/Cleofide
ALESSANDRO/Lisaura

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Michaëla

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Mimi
GIANNI SCHICCHI/Lauretta
MADAMA BUTTERFLY/Cio-Cio-San

Glenn Erik Haugland

REBEKKA/Nina

Henry Purcell

DIDO AND AENEAS/ Belinda

Igor Stravinsky

RAKE'S PROGRESS/Ann Trulove

Kjell Habbestad

THE MAID OF NORWAY/The Scottish Margarethe

Peter Heise

KING AND MARSHALL/Åse

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGEN ONEGIN/Tatjana

Richard Strauss

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS/Echo

Richard Wagner

PARSIFAL/Blumenmädchen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Pamina
DON GIOVANNI/Zerlina
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/The Countess
DON GIOVANNI/Donna Elvira
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Papagena
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/Sandrina
Review
Donna Anna - Norwegian National Opera
bachtrack.com
Tue, 2014-10-21
In general, the production had some fine vocal performances, especially from the leading ladies. Ann-Helen Moen’s Donna Anna was wonderfully sung, with gleaming high notes and a wonderful sense of phrasing. Especially impressive was her ability to hold the line in the almost surprisingly slow first section “Non mi dir”, followed by wonderfully clean coloratura in the fast section.
CD release - Norwegian songs on SIMAX
Bergen Tidende
Wed, 2009-09-16
In 1985 Edward Grieg said to Bergen Tidende that he had met a lyrical gifted talent of high rank: Catharinus Elling (1858-1942) On the disc Ann-Helen Moen demonstrates that these songs deserve to be performed again. But it is also due to the interpretation of Ann-Helen Moen. She sings them very convincingly - with a secure carrying voice, with clear and utmost musical frasing that lends characterization of feelings and atmospheres to the lyrics. And Gunilla Süssmann gets the most our of the piano part.
Discography
Catharinus Elling: Haugtussa and German Lieder
CATHARINUS ELLING: Album, op. 12 · Haugtussa, op. 52 · Haugtussa, op. 60 · from “3 sange til Bjørnson's Én dag’” Ann-Helen Moen, soprano · Gunilla Süssmann, piano PSC1236
Press Service

Photo: Jan Alsaker

Photo: Jan Alsaker

Photo: Jan Alsaker

Photo: Jan Alsaker

Photo: Jan Alsaker

Media
Non mi dir, Don Giovanni, Norwegian Opera; Mozart: An Chloe, (with Liv Glaser)

Representation:
DK, NO, SE, FI