Ann-Helen Moen, Soprano

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Biography

Ann-Helen Moen is a lyric soprano known for her clarity and beauty of tone as well as for the focus of her delivery whether in concert or on the opera stage. She has performed with some of the most distinguished ensembles and companies in the world, from the Bach Collegium Japan and the MDR Symphony Orchestra to the opera houses of Zurich and Hannover.

Ann-Helen is widely recognised as a significant interpreter of Mozart, and has sung Donna Anna, Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina and First Lady (The Magic Flute) at The Norwegian Opera & Ballet in Oslo. Her repertoire also includes Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Donna Elvira, (Don Giovanni) and the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro). Ann-Helen started her career as a company member at the Opera Graz, and has appeared at the Hannover Staatsoper, the Zurich Opera, the Danish National Opera, the Théâtre Paris Villette, Trieste and at companies in Germany, Sweden and Ireland.

Aside from Mozart, she has sung the title role in Handel’s Semele, Almirena
(Rinaldo) and Dorinda (Orlando) , Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Tatjana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the title role in Madama Butterly, Antonia (Hoffmann’s Tales), Ann Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Mimi in his La bohème. She has created a number of roles from scratch and taken part in world premieres in Europe and the United States.

Ann-Helen is a sought-after concert artist and enjoys a particularly close relationship with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, with which she has recorded and toured extensively. She recently appeared as a soloist with the orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam under its chief conductor Edward Gardner. She has sung repertoire from Bach to Korngold with all the major Scandinavian orchestras and with the Oslo Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and with the Bach Collegium Japan.

Conductors with whom Anna-Helen has collaborated include Masaaki Suzuki, Rinaldo Alessandrini, William Christie, Harry Christophers, Sir Andrew Davis, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Philippe Jordan, Kristjan Järvi, Andrew Litton, Susanna Mälkki and Juanjo Mena.

Ann-Helen is an experienced broadcaster and appears regularly on state television and radio in Denmark, Norway and beyond. On New Year’s Eve 2006 she appeared as Solveig on NRK’s televised performance of Grieg’s Peer Gynt from the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. She has recorded for Chandos, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Simax.

Ann-Helen was born in Molde, Norway. She studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen and at the Opera Academy in Copenhagen. She is a laureate of 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

SAUL/Merab
The Messiah, HVW 56

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Joao de Sousa Carvalho

Te Deum

Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Te Deum

Ståle Kleiberg

Requiem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

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

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Michaëla

Giacomo Puccini

GIANNI SCHICCHI/Lauretta
LA BOHEME/Mimi
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
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Papagena
DON GIOVANNI/Donna Elvira
DON GIOVANNI/Zerlina
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/Sandrina
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/The Countess
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)

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DK, NO, SE, FI