"Mari Eriksmoen's Pamina was luminous and poised!" The New York Times
“In Vienna, Harnoncourt succeeded again in his discovery of a young singer, Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen. She is a cunning and clever Susanna in “Figaro”, brings a touching naivety to Zerlina in “Giovanni”, and successfully portrays an internally tumultuous Fiordiligi in “Così”, mastering the music’s huge leaps Eriksmoen brings spotless intonation and dramatic presence to the stage.” Süddeutsche Zeitung
“Mari Eriksmoen was a Blonde to rival that of Lucia Popp … the stage presence a continual source of vitality and the beauty of tone endlessly beguiling.” Opera Magazine
“Mari Eriksmoen was the queen of the night!”
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“This Zerlina is the center of the show. Mari Eriksmoen plays and sings with her clear, flexible and wonderfully colored soprano.”
“Mari Eriksmoen is very convincing, with her bright, agile soprano. An ideal Zerlina!”
Almost immediately on completion of her vocal studies in Oslo (Norwegian Academy of Music), Paris (Conservatoire National Superieur) and then Copenhagen (Royal Danish Academy of Opera), young Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen found herself with a dream offer to sing Zerbinetta in Theater an der Wien’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos which marked the start of a close relationship with this major theatre. Eriksmoen’s frequent return visits to Vienna have included Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Euridice (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo), Teti (Rossini’s Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo) and Rosina (Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia), and she attracted wide attention and received universal praise for her portrayals of Susanna, Zerlina and Fiordiligi in a cycle of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas together with the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt in performances broadcast throughout Europe on both radio and television. Other key appearances in recent seasons have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, at Opernhaus Zurich under Fabio Luisi, Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Oper Frankfurt, Glyndebourne Festival and at the 2015 BBC Proms, and in a display of repertoire versatility Eriksmoen has also appeared as Waldvogel in Wagner’s Siegfried as part of Daniel Barenboim’s epic Ring Cycles at Teatro alla Scala.