Beate Mordal is a soprano from the Norwegian town Molde. She finished her education at The Royal Danish Opera Academy in 2015, where she made her debut as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at the Royal Danish Opera. The following summer she worked for the festival of Aix-en-Provence with contemporary repertoire at the academy and as a cover in a contemporary opera SVADBA by Ana Sokolovic. Beate joined the tour of the same opera, as Lena in the 16/17 season.
Beate was appointed Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-En-Provence and held her solo recital there at Theatre Jeu de Paume, the summer 2017. She returned to the prestigious festival in 2018 to sing Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, under the baton of Marc Albrecht and director Katie Mitchell. She appeared in the same production at Theatre Champs-Elysèes in March, 2019.
Season 2021 in Aix Beate is part of Kaija Saariaho’s new but already legendary opera INNOCENCE and at a concert conducted by Clément Mao-Takacs – Saariaho’s Cinq Reflets de l’Amour de Loin, written for grand orchestra, soprano and baritone, joined by London Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Théâtre de Provence.
Beate has worked closely with Bergen National Opera where she sang Micaëla in Carmen by George Bizet with director John Ramster in 2017. The production was on tour in 2018, the same year she also sang Frasquita at the opera festival in Kristiansund. In 2021 she was back in Bergen to sing Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Edward Gardner conducting.
Back in 2016 she made her debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at The Longborough Festival Opera where she returned for Pamina in Die Zauberflöte 2017 under the baton of Anthony Neagus and director Thomas Guthrie. She made another debut in 2016 – as Waldfogel in Wagners Siegfried with Odense Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Vedernikov.
In 2017 she was making her debut as Pamina in Norway for Opera Ostfold with conductor Magnus Loddgaard. And at the Paris Opera Competition in January 2017, she was one of the finalists at Théâtre Champs-Elysées.
Beate enjoys singing baroque as a concert soloist, and has a wide concert repertoire including Bach, Händel, Vivaldi and Telemann. And she is frequently working with baroque ensembles such as Camerata Øresund and Peter Spissky, Larvik Barokk festival and Nestved Early Music Festival where she debuted in Il Giustino as Arianna, 2018.
Beate Mordal made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in the pandemic year 2020 as Marie in Rufus Wainwright’s opera “Prima Donna”.