Eir Inderhaug grew up in Stavanger in Norway and received her education at The Rogaland Music Academy,The Opera Academy in Copenhagen and in Soloist Class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. She started her career early when she won the talent show ‘Talentiaden’ on Norwegian Broadcasting in 1991. She has performed with most Norwegian symphony orchestras and have been on tour with
the Norwegian Concert Institute, State Touring Theatre and The Danish Royal Theater in Copenhagen where she had her debut in 1999 as Barbarina in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. The same year she had the leading role as Giulia in Rossini’s ‘The Silken Ladder'(La scala di seta) at Malmö Music Theater.
In 2002-03 Eir worked at Staatstheater Nürnberg in Germany where she performed roles like Despina in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’, Olympia in ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’, Anna in ‘Lustige Weiber’ and as Frasquita in ‘Carmen’.
Between 2003-05 Eir was engaged at Deutsche Oper am Rhein where she performed roles like Blonde in ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’,Adele in ‘The Bat’, and Ännchen in ‘Freischütz’.
In 2006 she performed in ‘Les Misserables’ at Trøndelag Theater.
In 2007 she had different roles at The Gothenburg Opera like The Fiakermilli in ‘Arabella’ by R.Strauss and Blonde in ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’ by Mozart. The latter she also performed at Komische Oper in Berlin
In 2008 she performed at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as Autonoe in ‘Die Bassariden’ by Henze.
In 2009 she was singing Adele in ‘The Bat’ at Gothenburg Opera and Pamina in ‘The Magic Flute’ in Dalhalla in Sweden.
In 2010 she was singing “Iphis” in Händels “Jephtha” at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen and again Pamina in Dalhalla in Sweden..
2011 she did the world premiere if the opera ” Teskjekjerringa ” in the title role with Northnorwegian Opera. She will also participate with the main role in the opera ” Olav Engelbrektson ” as Lucie at Steinvikholmen .
2012 she sang Morton Feldman’s opera Neither in Dresden and Berlin and Die Fledermaus (Adele) at the Norwegian National Opera
2013 she sang in The Devils of Loudon at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and Le Grand Macabre at Komische Oper Berlin and at the Norwegian National Opera in the role of Venus / Gepopo. She also sang Morton Feldman’s opera Neither at Bergen International Festival and Pierrot Lunaire with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra .
2014 began with yet another production of Le Grand Macabre at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. She was also ” Artist in Residence ” at “Kilden” in Kristiansand and contributing in many exciting concerts with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. This year Eir is the winner of the Norwegian Critics Award for her interpretation of Venus and Gepopo in Le Grand Macabre at the Norwegian National Opera .
2015 was a busy year with Gilda ( Rigoletto ) in Kristiansand and Britten’s Les Illumination with the same orchestra. At Bergen International Festival and the Ultima festival in Oslo she had world premier of Cecile Ores opera Adam & Eve- a devine comedy. She also sang in Fiakermilli in Arabella at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Ophelia mad scene with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Rosina in “The Barber of Seville” at the Norwegian National Opera. Arne Nordheim’s ” Wirkilcher Wald ” with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute at the Norwegian National Opera.
Eir has also contributed on several CD recordings. Worth to mention: Okkenhaug Songs ‘Eg veit ei lita jente” and the Danish opera ‘Belisa’ where she sings the title role.
In 2001 she received ‘Shellprisen’ and the same follow-up scholarship award in 2002. In Norway Eir is also known for her acting and singing performance as Gudrun in ‘Spelet om Heilage Olav’ (Stiklestadspelet/The Saint Olav Drama). In 2006 she received the Stiklestad Award. In 2007 and 2008 Eir was also engaged as Solveig in ‘Peer Gynt’ in Gålå. Eir is also known for her interpretation and performance of ‘Haugtussa’. In 2003 Eir was selected Norwegian Concert Institutes ‘Intro Musician’. She has also participated in many Norwegian music festivals. In 2008 she received excellent reviews for her performances during Risør Chamber Music Festival. Artist in residence at “Kiden” in Kristiansand from 2014-2017. Critics’ Prize in 2014 for Venus / Gepopo in Le Grand Macabre. Norwegian Culture Council work grants from 2015-2018 .