If you love beautiful voices, you need to know this amazing artist, Sissel Kyrkjebø. Her voice is like hearing the sound of an angel. She is a great artist and at LuxuryActivist, she is in our speakers every day. She is our music artist of the month.
Sissel from Norway…
Sissel Kyrkjebø was born on June 24th, 1969 in Bergen, a city on the west coast of Norway. She is mostly known as Sissel. She is also considered as one of the world’s top crossover sopranos and her musical style is very broad. From pop, towards folk, classical vocals, and opera. What strikes us when you hear her voice for the first time, is that she was a beautiful crystal voice.
She sounds like if the doors of heaven have opened just at that precise moment you hear it. Fantastic. Her wide vocal range, brings her for performances going from down mezzo-soprano notes up to the F natural above Soprano C. All albums combined, Sissel sold more than 10 million albums. Most of them only in Norway, a country with 5 million people! She is also very popular in all Scandinavian countries as well as in Japan.
… to International recognition.
With a solid success and career at home, Sissel had a full spectrum of possibilities at the international level. It was just a matter of the right opportunity. And this happened in 1994 when she was invited to sing the Olympic hymn at the winter Olympic games of Lillehammer. It was an amazing moment for her as millions of people around the world would probably hear her voice for the first time.
Then, another important year for Sissel was 1997. On that year, 2 main events marked her international career. The first one is the collaboration with American singer Warren G on his interpretation of the Polovetsian Dances of Prince Igor Opera. While Warren G raped, the Russian refrain was performed by Sissel. Check the amazing appearance of Sissel as an “outer-space goddess”.
Then, just a month later in November, another great opportunity is presented to the public worldwide. The Titanic movie by James Cameron. Sissel collaborated in the movie soundtrack and as you know, it sold for more than 30 million copies. Years later, in 2007, Sissel gets a Grammy award nomination for her work with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the album – Spirit of the season. During her international career, she also performed collaborations with Placido Domingos, José Carreras, Diane Krall, or Charles Aznavour. She is definitely an accomplished artist. Here an amazing concert selection, 45mn of Sissel and José Carretas as a special guest.
You can find all available albums on different platforms, here 2 of them:
You can also check her official website to get more information about this amazing artist.
So slow down, open your mind, and listen to this unbelievable voice.
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