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Bettina Smith { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Bettina Smith", "tel": "", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag
Institutt/senter Avdeling for klassisk musikk

Mezzosoprano Bettina Smith is a performing artist and Associate Professor of singing at the Faculty of Performing Arts University of Stavanger, Norway. She has also taught singing at theSchubert Institute at Baden bei Wien (as an Artist in Residence), the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen (main instrument), the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music (Erasmusexchange teaching), and the Norwegian Academy of Music (masterclass).
Bettina began her studies at the Bergen Conservatory of Music where she graduated with the highest degree. She then pursued her studies with Wout Oosterkamp and Elly Ameling at theRoyal Conservatory of Music in Den Haag, Holland, receiving a Masters Degree with distinction. Bettina then specialized at the Internationales Opernstudio des Opernhaus Zürich,Switzerland. The two year engagement included several roles on the Opernhaus Zürich`s main stage.In 2001, Bettina made her debut at the Staatsoper Berlin in Rossini?s ?Il Barbiere di Siviglia?, and has since then been performing at leading festivals and concert halls in Europe. In 2013, Bettina made her operatic debut in the USA, singing the leading role of ?Mrs. Schrödinger?, inJohn Bilotta?s ?Quantum Mechanic? at the Fresh Voices festival in San Francisco. Bettina has a wide repertoire ranging from Medieval to contemporary music, and has extensiveexperience as an oratorio and cantata soloist, in addition to being an active chamber-musician. As a recitalist, Bettina has performed in many European festivals, a.o. The Bergen International Festival; Zürcher Festspiele; The Rhijnauwen Kamermuziekfestival; Oude Muziek FestivalUtrecht; Mozart Tage Luzern; Bach Tage Luzern; Brahms Festival Den Haag; HindemithFestival Den Haag; The Strawinsky-Festival 2000 at Het Muziekteater Amsterdam, togetherwith het Nationale Ballet. Together with the Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke, Bettina hasgiven recitals all over Europe, including Amsterdam (het Concertgebouw), Oslo, Copenhagen,Helsinki, Reykjavik and Baden bei Wien. They regularly give recitals in Holland for theorganisation Vrienden van het Lied. Bettina has been Artist in Residence at the LaudinellaFestival in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and has performed Hugo Wolf?s ?Spanisches Liederbuch?in the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In April 2007, Bettina and Mr. Nelleke gavea highly acclaimed recital in the Concertgebouw De Vereiniging Nijmegen, and in May 2007, Bettina gave a solo recital at the Bergen International Festival, together with the Norwegianpianist Einar Røttingen. This duo has also performed together at the Fartein Valen Festivalenin Haugesund, Euterpe- series, Oi-Oi Festival and AVGARDE- series, as part of the Grieg -07Festival.Bettina has made radio recordings for Dutch, German, Swiss and Norwegian broadcasting andhas received several prestigious scholarships, a.o. the Edwin Ruud Stipend and the Herbert vonKarajan Music Legacy. She was a prizewinner in the Françesco Viñas competition in Barcelona2001, and was awarded a special prize given by Dalton Baldwin for outstanding lieder-singing.Bettina has released three solo CDs with pianist Einar Røttingen, all to great acclaim, on labelLAWO. ( The first containing songs by G. Fauré, E. Chausson and C. Saint-Saëns, the second containing works by contemporary Norwegian composers F. Valen, K.Hvoslef and J. Stalheim, and the third with songs by G. Fauré and C. Debussy. A fourth soloCD, this time with pianist Jan Willem Nelleke, containing cycles for voice and piano by G.Fauré, was released in February 2018, also on label LAWO, to great acclaim. With these fourCDs, Bettina has recorded all the cycles for voice and piano by Gabriel Fauré.Bettina Smith has worked with renowned conductors and stage directors such as Nello Santi,Franz Welser-Möst, Adam Fischer, Thierry Fischer, Petr Altrichter, Fabrizio Ventura, PhillippeJordan, Kenneth Montgomery, Jos van Veldhoven, Erkki Korhonen, Philip Ledger, RobertWilson, Grischa Asagarof, Claudia Blersch, Daniel Bohr, Ulrich Peter, Birgitte Fassbänder,Javier López Piñón, Hans Niewenhuis.Bettina has participated in masterclasses with a.o. Elly Ameling, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,Dalton Baldwin, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Oren Brown, Nigel Rogers, Jill Feldman, Robert Holl,Rudolf Jansen, Helmuth Deutsch, Ernst Haefliger, Walter Berry, Jörg Demus, Hans-PeterBlochwitz, Susanna Eken, Hans Gertz and Lorraine Nubar.Bettina has also been active as a music educator in the educational initiative ?Write a ScienceOpera (WASO), and has taught workshops at the WASO sessions at the Scottish NationalOpera, Stord Haugesund University College, and the University of Stavanger.Languages spoken:Norwegian, English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish


Utvalgte publikasjoner

Pågående forskning


Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Smith, Bettina (2020). Konsert med Musica Celines.
  • Brækhus, Stein Inge; Smith, Bettina (2019). My Dear Michael. Art@Creations/UHNettVest. Norge.
  • Smith, Bettina; Gourvennec, Ghislain Marie (2019). Konsert med fransk samtidsmusikk for sang og orgel.
  • Smith, Bettina (2018). 40 års jubileumskonsert Franz Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien, Østerrike.
  • Smith, Bettina (2018). "Mirages". LAWO Classics. Norge.
  • Smith, Bettina; Brækhus, Stein Inge; Røttingen, Einar; Yttredal, Tor; Hammersland, Frode; Stergiopoulos, Petros; Ben-Horin, Oded; Yakira, Hagit (2018). The Big Bang.
  • Smith, Bettina; Brækhus, Stein Inge; Stergiopoulos, Petros; Ben-Horin, Oded (2018). Liebe Radioaktive Damen und Herren.
  • Smith, Bettina (2017). Mesterklasser om den franske melodie.
  • Smith, Bettina (2016). Sheherazade, en verkpresentasjon.
  • Smith, Bettina; Meling, Lise Karin (2016). Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre-The Miracle Performer and Gestures in Baroque Vocal Music.
  • Smith, Bettina; Røttingen, Einar (2016). Fetes Galantes. LAWO CLassics. Norge.
  • Eriksen, Erling Ragnar; Smith, Bettina (2015). Recital Porto.
  • Smith, Bettina (2015). CD release "Voices of Women".
  • Smith, Bettina (2015). Intervju og presentasjon av cd "voices of Women" på programmet "Spillerom" på NRK P2. 8 mars 2015..
  • Smith, Bettina (2015). Master class Skeisvang Videregående Skole Haugesund.
  • Smith, Bettina; Bakke Braut, Turid (2015). Kvinnelige komponister- fortjener de å være ukjente? Konsert med kvinnelige komponister i anledning Nina-dagen på Troldhaugen Bergen..
  • Smith, Bettina (2014). Vocal Workshop WASO Summer School 2014.
  • Smith, Bettina (2014). Workshop Scottish National Opera for the European network for opera and dance education (RESEO).
  • Smith, Bettina (2014). masterclass Høgskulen Stord/Haugesund.
  • Smith, Bettina (2014). masterclass Skeisvang Videregående skole.
  • Smith, Bettina; Bjøranger, Jan (2014). Antonio Vivaldi "Gloria".
  • Smith, Bettina; Eriksen, Erling Ragnar; Drews, Mark William (2014). Daemmrung senkte sich von oben.
  • Smith, Bettina; Meling, Lise Karin (2014). Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre- vårt århundres mirakel.
  • Smith, Bettina; Nelleke, Jan Willem (2014). An die Natur.
  • Smith, Bettina; Nelleke, Jan Willem (2014). Le travail du peintre.
  • Smith, Bettina; Røttingen, Einar; Stalheim, Jostein; Hvoslef, Ketil; Valen, Fartein (2014). Voices of Women. LAWO Classics.
  • Bjøranger, Jan; Smith, Bettina; Wensberg, Morten; Wildschütz, Friederike (2013). Universitetets julekonsert 2013.
  • Smith, Bettina (2013). Johannes Brahms Lieder.
  • Smith, Bettina (2013). Vier Ernste Gesaenge.
  • Smith, Bettina; Bakke Braut, Turid (2013). Kvinner musiserer kvinner.
  • Smith, Bettina; Bilotta, John G. (2013). Quantum Mechanic.
  • Smith, Bettina; Bjøranger, Jan; Myklebust, Jostein; Gudevold, Trond (2013). Messiah.
  • Smith, Bettina; Nelleke, Jan Willem (2013). Auf dem See.
  • Smith, Bettina (2012). Harawi.
  • Smith, Bettina; Røttingen, Einar; Chausson, Ernest; Faure, Gabriel; Saint-Saens, Camille (2012). Serres Chaudes. LAWO Classics.
  • Smith, Bettina (2011). Fransk Matine.
  • Smith, Bettina (2011). From the Gospel According to Maria Magdalena.
  • Smith, Bettina (2011). Haugtussa.
  • Smith, Bettina (2011). Italienisches Liederbuch.
  • Smith, Bettina (2008). Le Jardin Clos.
  • Smith, Bettina (2008). Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut.
  • Smith, Bettina; Røttingen, Einar (2008). Olivier Messiaen: Harawi.
  • Smith, Bettina; Smith, Bettina; Stalheim, Jostein (2008). Movimenti.
  • Smith, Bettina; Hestholm, Marion (2018). Gavepakke til Den Norske Opera. NRK Radio P2. [Radio]; 2018-04-14.
  • Meling, Lise Karin; Smith, Bettina (2017). Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: the miracle performer, and the use of gestures in Baroque vocal music.. ICVT; 2017-08-02 - 2017-08-06.
  • Smith, Bettina (2017). Fransk uttale for sangere. Griegakademiet-Universitetet i Bergen; 2017-02-23.
  • Smith, Bettina (2017). Presentasjon av "Orfeo" av Claudio Monteverdi på "Spillerom", NRK P2. NRK P2. [Radio]; 2017-02-01.
  • Smith, Bettina (2017). The Development of The French Melodie- Lecture. Griegakademiet-Universitetet i Bergen; 2017-02-22.
  • Hestholm, Marion; Smith, Bettina (2016). På konsert. Intervju på "Spillerom", NRK. NRK. [Radio]; 2016-03-17.
  • Smith, Bettina; Meling, Lise Karin (2016). Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre- The Miracle Performer and Gestures in Baroque Vocal MUsic. Norwegian Artistic Research Programme/UIS; 2016-10-18.
  • Meling, Lise Karin; Smith, Bettina (2015). Practitioner Knowledge in Music and dance - a melting pot of tradition, identity and innovation: Keynote presentasjon: Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: the miracle performer Foredrag og fremføring av verk av La Guerre.. Universitetet i Bergen; 2015-11-27.
  • Meling, Lise Karin; Smith, Bettina (2015). Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: the miracle performer. IMD, UiS; 2015-10-13.
  • Smith, Bettina (2015). Master class i klassisk sang på Norges Musikkhøgskole i Oslo. Norges Musikkhøgskole; 2015-09-10.
  • Smith, Bettina (2008). Undervisning på Franz Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien, 28 juni-1 august 2008. Franz Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien; 2008-06-28 - 2008-08-01.