Norwegian soprano Marita Solberg has quickly established herself as one of Norway’s most sought-after singers. She was born in 1976 in Levanger, Norway, and studied at the Tronderlag Music Conservatory, the National College of Operatic Art and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. She regularly appears with all the major Norwegian orchestras and at numerous festivals. Her repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the role of Solveig in Peer Gynt. Her opera engagements include Pamina (The Magic Flute) as well as the Sandman and Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Norwegian National Opera, the Angel (Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise) at St. Olavs Festival in Trondheim and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in performances with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2001 Marita Solberg won first prize at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, and in the same year she was awarded the Wallenberg scholarship.