Slättar pä tunga Berit Opheim Versto
- 1Springar Etter Gudmund Eide01:34
- 2Ginas Vals02:44
- 4Ein Golo Gut01:17
- 5Rudl Etter Severin Kjerland02:42
- 6Springar Etter Anna Skeie01:35
- 7Rudl Etter Severin Kjerland02:42
- 8Kari Midtigard Pa Tinn01:00
- 9Halling Etter Anna Skeie01:40
- 10Rudl Etter Trygve Hoeve02:43
- 12Rudl Etter Endre Bjotveit01:55
- 13Brureslatt Etter Anders Sagen02:09
- 15Springar Etter Lars Flaten01:43
- 18Springar Etter Sjur Eldegard02:03
- 19Springar Etter Olda Hastadbo02:28
Info for Slättar pä tunga
It's Saturday night in rural Norway. You want to hold a dance, but there's no band, not even a fiddler. What do you do? Ask a singer to sing the tunes for dancing. That's what Versto does--and does magnificently using the melodies themselves as springboards for folk improvisation. It's a demanding but glorious piece of work, as well as being an insight into a little piece of history. - highbeam
Berit Opheim Versto from Voss is one of Norway’s foremost folk singers.
She is a very versatile singer, frequently performing across genre boundaries, drawing inspiration from such diverse areas as traditional music, early music, improvisation and contemporary music. Her ability to perform in such a wide variety of styles means that she is much in demand as a performer; she has contributed to numerous CD recordings in addition to her own solo projects.
Berit leads an extensive performing career in Norway and further afield, touring in the USA, Japan and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Chamber Choir, BIT 20 Ensemble and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and has premiered several works written especially for her. In 2005 and 2006 she sang the roles of The Queen of the Night and Papagena in the production Tryllefløyta (The Magic Flute) – a folk opera which toured Norway and Sweden.