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The Norwegian mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. The season 2001/02 she was engaged as soloist at the Staatsoper Hannover.

Marianne Beate Kielland is a much noted concert singer and she regularly appears in major concert halls and at festivals throughout Europe and Japan. She has built an unusually vast concert repertoire that spans music from the early 17th Century works of Monteverdi, via Bach, Händel, Vivaldi, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner, Dvorak, Elgar, Mahler, Schönberg, Berg, Weill, Berio, up to contemporary works of Cage, Stockhausen, Ratkje and Plagge.

She has made more than 20 CD recordings of oratorios, operas, cantatas and “Lieder” .