|Birth name Berit Opheim|
Name Berit Opheim
|Born 18 June 1967 (age 48)
Voss, Hordaland (1967-06-18) |
Albums Fodne ho svara stilt, Dam, Slattar Pa Tunga, Eitt Steg, Song, tro lett pa hjarta mitt, Draumkvedet
Genres Folk music, Jazz, Classical music
Similar People Benedicte Maurseth, Asne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland
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Berit Opheim Versto (born 18 June 1967 in Voss, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, known for her interpretations of folk music.
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- Solo albums
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Opheim studied at Bergen Musikkonservatorium (1987–90) and Norges Musikkhøgskole (1990–92), and has worked since 1992 for the Ole Bull Akademiet in Voss, as well as engagements at NTNU and Norges Musikkhøgskole.
Opheim was the front figure in Orleysa (multiple releases), a soloist in Bergen Domkantori (release in 1990). A recording of kveding (a traditional Norwegian singing style) from Urnes stavkirke resulted in her debut Eitt steg (NorCD, 1996) which won her a Spellemannprisen nomination. A long-held interest in history resulted in the book Solè mi sela (Ole Bull-akademiet, 1996), a collection of texts from Voss. She has led the Småkvedarane from Voss to a release (NorCD, 1998) and has also been active in the Voss Spellemannslag. She has also worked on many releases by Utla.
Recently, she has been a soloist with the BIT20 Ensemble on a number of records, won the Landskappleiken, played the role of Månefruva (The Queen of the Night) in a folk music version of The Magic Flute, with the Rikskonsertene (2004) and won the Gammleng-prisen in the folk music category in 2003. In 2005 she performed with «Sullekoppane» (Ole Hamre and Yngve Ådland). In the «BNB» trio, she has since 1998 played with the violinist Nils Økland and bassist Bjørn Kjellemyr. They released Ein Song For Dei Utsungne Stunder (2005) with their own compositions.
Opheim was a soloist in the song for Dei nynorske festspela 2006, Ny rørsle by Karl Seglem. Her other release is Den blide sol (NorCD, 2007) with organist Sigbjørn Apeland recorded at Voss kirke.