In this recording, soprano Tora Augestad and and double bassist Uli Fussnegger perform Lotófagos I (2006) by Beat Furrer. In addition to giving a premiere of Furrer´s Canti della Tenebra during Ultima 2013, Tora will take part in Ultima Academy, where she will talk about her collaboration with theatre director Christoph Marthaler in conversation with music critic and musicologist Hild Borchgrevink.
About Tora Augestad
Born in Bergen in 1979, the singer/actress Tora Augestad studied classical music and jazz voice in Oslo and Stockholm, dedicating herself to repertoire from the 20th and 21st century. She graduated in cabaret singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Apart from participating in the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and the ensemble Cikada, she has performed with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Contrechamps and Klangforum Wien. On the opera stage she has played the main role in The Witches (Heksene) by Marcus and Ole Paus and as Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlos. In 2009 she appeared at the Norske Opera Oslo and the Venice Biennale (Eine Bitte by Christian Eggen), as well as at the Theater Basel and Maerz Musik in Berlin (Wüstenbuch, Beat Furrer, Klangforum Wien).
Since the premiere of Wüstenbuch, Tora Augestad has closely cooperated with stage director Christoph Marthaler. Most recently she performed at the Theater Basel in a production of MeinefaireDame and in the tribute to Verdi entitled LoStimolatore Cardiaco. In 2012/13, she took part in the Handel production Sale jointly with Anne Sofie von Otter and Malin Hartelius, as well as in King Size, a staged recital featuring a music medley of operetta, classics, jazz, cabaret, and pop in Basel.