Bettina and Jan Willem Nelleke will perfom at the Lied Festival Zeist in The Netherlands May 14th 2022. The programme consists of works by women composers; Boulanger, Cramer, Bosmans, Greger a.o.
Bettina will perform with dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke in Breda, The Netherlands, April 24th 2022. The concert is organized by the organization Vrienden van het Lied. Works by Debussy, Boulanger, Bosmans, Nelleke and Haydn.
Bettina has been nominated Female Singer of the Year 2021 by Opus Klassik, Germany.
The CD “The Artist’s Secret” was released on LAWO-Classics in 2021. The repertory consists of rarely performed works by women composers.
Bettina appears as guest solist with Ensemble Musicae Celines, Sunday February 16th, Christinegård, Bergen, 14.00 hrs. Music by Caccini, Purcell, Lully and Haendel.
From the 19th until the 21st of November 2019, Bettina will record songs by women composers with the dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke.
French contemporary music for voice and organ at the Catholic church in Bergen. Bettina Smith -mezzosoprano and Ghislain Gourvennec-organ.
November 2018, publication of “I’d Go To Jail For a Whale” artwork by the ART@CREATIONS/The Science Fair ensembles.
November 2018, publication of “Liebe Radioaktive Damen und Herren” artwork by the ART@CREATIONS ensemble.
January 2018: release of new CD “Mirages” on LAWO Classics
Songs by Gabriel Fauré. Bettina Smith -mezzosoprano, Jan Willem Nelleke – Piano
August 2018: Publication of “The Big Bang” artwork by the ART@CREATIONS ensemble.
July 2018: Concert in Baden bei Wien Austria, in light of the 40th anniversary of the Franz Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien.
April 2018: Interview with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (NRK P2, Spillerom) “Gavepakke til den Norske Opera”.
February 1st, 2017: Bettina as radio guest commentator on the Norwegian Broadcasting Service “Spillerom” program on Monteverdi opera listen here.
Presentation and performance of research project “Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, The Miracle Performer” at the International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) in Stockholm, Sweden.
December 2016: Release of new CD “Fêtes Galantes” on LAWO Classics
Songs by Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy. Bettina Smith – mezzosoprano and Einar Røttingen – piano.
Concert at Siljustøl Bergen Museum with Valen Trio
Music by Hvoslef and Fauré.
French and Italian Baroque concert with Bjergsted Barokk at Lille konsertsal, Institute for Music and Dance, Univ. of Stavanger
Presentation and performance of research project “Elisabeth Claude Jaquet de la Guerre, The Miracle Performer” at the Artistic Research Forum, University of Stavanger.
Recording the work “La Bonne Chanson”
With Jan Willem Nelleke. – piano.
Lecture on the topic of M. Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” at the opening of the season of Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
CD release “Fêtes galantes”, songs by G. Fauré and C. Debussy
With Einar Røttingen – piano. Label: LAWO Classics.
June, 2016: During this month, Bettina will record the composition “Trio” by Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef (for Soprano, alto and piano)
With Hilde Haraldsen Sveen-soprano and Einar Røttingen – piano. Label: LAWO Classics.
Concert at “Siljustøl Museum” in Bergen, Norway
Time: 14.00 HRS. Works by Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef. With Einar Røttingen-piano.
Guest commentator on NRK P2 Spillerom
Bettina talks about her experiences singing Mozart`s mass in c-minor.
Recital at The Institute of Music and Dance at University of Stavanger (Hall: “Lille Konsert Sal”)
Works by Purcell, Monteverdi and Lambert. With Lise K. Meling-harpsichord. Time: 19.00.
The CD “Voices of Women” is now available on LAWO Classics:
First cross-country tryout of the opera “Rosetta’s Stone” by the Danish opera house “Operaen i Midten“.
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/.
Performance of French and German chamber music at the Fundação Cupertino Miranda in Porto, Portugal, with pianist Erling Eriksen.
Mezzosoprano Bettina Smith was interviewed on the Norwegian National Broadcasting (NRK)’s “Spillerom” program about her new CD
More information here: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/spillerom-soendag/MKMK13000215/08-03-2015.
Performance of “Gloria” by Vivaldi with EnB1 on Dec. 13th 2014
“Write a Science Opera (WASO)” workshop at the European Network of Opera and Dance Education (RESEO) conference.
Performance of excerpts from Neuroscience opera “Rosetta’s Stone”
GeNeDis 2014 at Corfu, Greece
(specific date to be disclosed) Guest soloist with EnB1 orchestra’s “Messias” by G. F. Haendel in Haugesund, Norway.
Concert at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, songs by Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger.
Performance of opera arias at the University of Haifa’s Hecht Hall.
Concert in Dorn, Holland with pianist Jan Willem Nelleke.
Concert arranger: Vrienden van het Lied. Time: 15:00
Program: Schubert, Grieg, Faure.
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.