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Randi Stene

Randi Stene has been a regular guest at The Met in New York, Covent Garden in London and Bastille in Paris.

Norwegian mezzo soprano Randi Stene trained at Norwegian State Academy of Music and at The Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen. In 1988 she made her debut as 3rd Boy in The Magic Flute at the opera in Copenhagen. She had her international debut in 1993 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier.

Recent highlights include Magdelone/Maskarade and Herodias in Salome in Copenhagen, as well as Fricka in Die Walküre at Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg. From 2019 Stene also was Artistic Director at Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera, before she August 2020 took up the post as Opera Director for the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo.

In the highly acclaimed version of Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc in April this year (2024) in Oslo, Stene sings the role as the prioress Madam de Croissy.

Stene's first appearance at Bergen National Bergen was as the Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide autumn 2018, and spring 2025 she returns, then as Den eldre kvinna (The older woman) in the world premiere of Asle og Alida, based on The Trilogy by Jon Fosse.

Updated April 2024