«The soprano Stine Mari Langstrand is someone who,
through her extraordinary musical gifts, already has achieved
a high level in her singing. She possesses a lyrical,
yet rich soprano voice, with an exceptional clarity, distinct
and expressive timbre. In my work as Artistic Director for the
LidalNorth International Opera Workshop in Oslo,
we in 2015 had the great pleasure of hearing Ms Langstrand
in several concerts during the workshop days; she also was
the 1st Prize Winner of the LidalNorth Song Competition.
Here, Ms Langstrand aquitted herself beautifully,
with vocal charm, communicating exceptionally well
with the audience.»
– John Lidal, Norwegian National Opera & Ballet,
Artistic Director LidalNorth International Opera Workshop
Stine is a lyric soprano, born in Harstad (north of Norway) in 1980 and started singing and perform when she was 11. She got the highest mark in classical singing, 4 year bachelor, at the Institute of Music in Trondheim, and a masters degree in musical theater at the same school in 2007.
She has sung Countess Rosina Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro (2014) and this summer she did the role Ilia in Idomeneo at LidalNorth International workshop in Crete. In april 2016 she debuted as Birgit in Ketil Hugaas’ musical “Damene på coopen”. In november 2016 Stine performed the first-premiere on the
song cycle Johanne Nielsdatter -dømt til å brennes, about the last woman who was condemned and burned at the stake for witchcraft in Norway.
Stine has been involved in Trondheim Symphony orchestras musical-theather opera/concert-productions since 2008, both as a soloist and professional ensemble-singer. And she has done the soprano-solo-part in several church-music-productions such as Gloria Vivaldi (2016), Mozart Krönungsmesse (2015) and Mozart Great Mass (2014)
She has performed as a soloist with The Norwegian army bands on several occasions, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Opera orchestra, Trondheim early music band, Trondheim Soloists, Bodø Sinfonietta and Nidaros Brass Band.
Stine performes classical music as well as pop/rock and has been the lead vocalist in the Norwegian band “Lumsk”, and with them she made the albums “Troll” and “Det vilde kor”, videos “Trolltind” and ”Om Hundrede Aar er Allting Glemt” og the single ”Nidvisa”. They also won the first By:larm-scholarship ever offered, and they performed many concerts both in Norway and abroad.
In 2010 the double-album «Bakgårdsjul» was released; a collection of new, norwegian christmas songs with a story that ties them together, texts by Bjørn Lindquist, music by Stine and Vidar Berg, Knut Ola Vang, Bendik Lund Haanshus, The Norwegian film-team TMM made a shortfilm based on the story the spring of 2015.
She has also participated on the cds “Isabliss” 2008 (Amethystium) and the Norwegian army band’s Christmas record 2007, the CD-singel “Vi kjem med lys” with Rein Aleksander, as well as “Christmas in Nidaros” with Nidaros Brass Band in 2016.