Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland

Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2017Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2017Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2017Verdi: FalstaffNannetta
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2017Gounod: Roméo et JulietteJuliette
2017Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2016Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2014Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame


Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland, soprano, graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Opera in Oslo spring of 2017. She also possesses a bachelor and a master in classical singing from The University of Agder, in Kristiansand and from the Norwegian Academy of Music. In spring of 2017 Hanne sang the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni  as her final exam. At the Academy she has also performed roles as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro, Erste dame from Die Zauberflöte, Lucia from Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta from La Traviata, and Adina from L’Elisir d’Amore. A role she also did the summer of 2016 with Opera-Opus, in Gjøvik.

In spring of 2017 she was rewarded the Special Award, Golden medal at Berliner International Music
Competition, where she was offered to join the Manhattan Concert Artists Roosters. She also got 1. Prize at The Norwegian National Academy of Opera Award at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballett. In July 2017 she participated in The Final Rounds of International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Moscow. In 2013 Hanne got 3. Place in Premio Verdi-Opera Competition, by The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and The Italian Ambassady. The same year, she was also rewarded a soloist price with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Hanne started her musical studies at the age of seven and played both the cello and the piano. Later she became interested in stage performance and started to take singing- and dance lessons,
with great ambitions towards the musical scene. At the age of sixteen she got
introduced to her first classical song, and started her bachelor in classical
singing at the age of nineteen.

This season she will be performing in Highway Hypnosis, a new production by Transiteatret-Bergen,
with excerpts from Turandot. She will be performing at The Opera
Festival in Kristiansund, and she will also be singing Mozart’s Krönungsmesse in Hamar and Mozart´s Excultate Jubilate in Grimstad. Hanne has established her selves as a soloist in her
home country, and her first professional stage experience was in 2010 as Chava
in Fiddler on the Roof, at Agder Teater. She has also done church music
such as Bach’ Johannes Passion and Magnificat, Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. She has also been a soloist with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and she has performed at Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Artic Arts festival in
Harstad and at The Opera Festival in Oslo.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Anna 1 week The Norwegian Academy of Opera 2017
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry No 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Gilda No 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta No 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina No 2017


SPECIAL award: GOLDEN MEDAL - Berliner International music competition.
final rounds - International Hans Gabor Belvedere singing competition, moscow.
first prize - The norwegian national academy of opera award, the norwegian national opera and ballett:.
third prize - Premio verdi-Opera competition, by the Norwegian national opera and ballett and the italian ambassady.
Soloist prize- Ung klassisk, Kristiansand symphony orchestra