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“Mezzosopranen Christina Herresthal stødte til i Langgaards Lenaustemninger – især hendes lange toner var imponerende musikalsk og nuanceret udført”

-Seismograf (Jeppe Rönnow)

Mezzo Soprano

Christina Sofia af Klinteberg Herresthal is a Norwegian-Swedish Mezzo Soprano who is particularly passionate about chamber music, baroque repertoire and contemporary composers. While still a Master student at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, studying with Susanna Eken and Tuva Semmingsen, Herresthal has already gained experience as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as Orkester Nord, Nordic Baroque, Concerto Copenhagen, Ensemble Esbjerg and Nordic String Quartet, in venues such as Gothenburg Concert House, Stormen Concert House and Copenhagen Music House, as well as in Oslo Chamber Music Festival, The Rued Langaard Festival, Budsjord Baroque and Oslo Ultima Festival. Additionally, Herresthal is active with her own chamber music ensemble Hehku, focusing on baroque and contemporary repertoire. 

Highlights for the 23/24 season include her debut as a soloist with The Finnish Baroque Orchestra at Turku Music Festival with an exciting program centered around Èlisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre ́s ”Judith” cantata staged by Aleksi Barrière, as well as singing the Alto Solo in St. John’s Passion (Bach) in Nidarosdomen with Orkester Nord and Trondheim Vocal Ensemble led by Martin Wåhlberg (will be transmitted to Mezzo and QwestTV) and singing the part of Ishara in Gilgamesh (Nørgård) with Ensemble Esbjerg and Ensemble MidtVest. Herresthal is also looking forward to her upcoming debut as the Mezzo Soloist in the world premiere of Katinka Fogh Vindelev ́s opera "Hologrammet" with The Danish Sinfonietta led by David Riddell, as well as the part of Johanna/Eye in the world premiere of The Amputaters (Rachel Peters/Royce Varcek) with Arctic Philharmonic at The Arctic Chamber Music Festival. With Hehku, Herresthal is giving the world premiere of ”SUS” by Aya Yoshida and ”Landet som icke är” by Frederik Zeuthen, as part of the VÆKST festival in Copenhagen Music House, in addition to a new piece by Anna Berg to be performed at The Church Art Exhibition in Oslo.

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