Ståle Kleiberg is a major Norwegian composer with a considerable international reputation. His music is widely performed and there are many published recordings, including ten albums that have received outstanding international reviews and no less than five Grammy nominations.
Kleiberg’s music is characterized by a distinctive form of extended tonality and by meticulous attention to coloristic details. This is especially the case in his orchestral works.
Works in oratorio and opera format constitute an important part of Kleiberg’s output. All of them were highly acclaimed after their première and have subsequently been performed in many countries.