December 2nd, 2016: Release of new CD, Fêtes Galantes
February 1st, 2017: Bettina as radio guest commentator on the Norwegian Broadcasting Service “Spillerom” program on Monteverdi opera
November 20th, 2016: Concert at Siljustøl Bergen Museum with Valen Trio
November 1st, 2016: French and Italian Baroque concert with Bjergsted Barokk at Lille konsertsal, Institute for Music and Dance, Univ. of Stavanger
Autumn, 2016: Recording the work “La Bonne Chanson”
Autumn, 2016: Recording the works “Mirages” and “L`Horizon Chimerique” by Gabriel Fauré
August 25th: Lecture on the topic of M. Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” at the opening of the season of Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
August, 2016: CD release “Fêtes galantes”, songs by G. Fauré and C. Debussy
June, 2016: During this month, Bettina will record the composition “Trio” by Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef (for Soprano, alto and piano)
April 17th, 2016: Concert at “Siljustøl Museum” in Bergen, Norway
February 10th, 2016: Recital at The Institute of Music and Dance at University of Stavanger (Hall: “Lille Konsert Sal”)
New CD release on LAWO Classics “Voices of Women”
The CD “Voices of Women” is now available on LAWO Classics:
Performance of “Rosetta’s Stone”
On January 16th, 2015, mezzosoprano Bettina Smith and pianist Olivera Marinkovic performed the aria “Hippocampus Monologue” from the neuroscience opera “Rosetta’s Stone”. Bettina was singing in the Spinae Company studio Stord, Norway, while Oliveira was at the Operaen i Midten location in Denmark.
The recording of this performance took Place With the help of JamLink Technology.
The Operaen i Midten press release about the event can be read here: http://www.operamidt.com/presse/nyhedsarkiv/tekniske-toner-testet/
“Earth: a Living Planet” DGArtes Cycle
Performance of French and German chamber music at the Fundação Cupertino Miranda in Porto, Portugal, with pianist Erling Eriksen.
Radio interview on the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK)’s “Spillerom” program
More information here: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/spillerom-soendag/MKMK13000215/08-03-2015
Performance of “Gloria” by Vivaldi
Performance of “Gloria” by Vivaldi with EnB1 on Dec. 13th 2014
Workshop at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow
“Write a Science Opera (WASO)” workshop at the European Network of Opera and Dance Education (RESEO) conference.
Performance of excerpts
April 11, 2014
Performance of excerpts from Neuroscience opera “Rosetta’s Stone”
GeNeDis 2014 at Corfu, Greece
December, 2013 (specific date to be disclosed) Guest soloist with EnB1 orchestra’s “Messias” by G. F. Haendel in Haugesund, Norway.
Concert at the Grieg Academy
November 27th, 2013 at 19.30 hrs
Concert at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, songs by Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger.
Performance of opera arias
November 12th, 2013
Performance of opera arias at the University of Haifa’s Hecht Hall.
Concert in Dorn, Holland
November 3rd, 2013
Concert in Dorn, Holland with pianist Jan Willem Nelleke.
Concert arranger: Vrienden van het Lied. Time: 15:00
Program: Schubert, Grieg, Faure
“Profiles of Women”
New CD “Profiles of Women”, with music by Norwegian composers Fartein Valen, Ketil Hvoslef and Jostein Stalheim, to be released in the Autumn of 2013.
In July 2013, Bettina performed the main role “Mrs. Schroedinger” in the opera “Quantum Mechanic” by American composer John Bilotta and librettist John McGrew at the Fresh Voices Festival in San Francisco, USA.