Kjetil Støa

Kjetil Støa, born in Norway, is one of Scandinavia’s most interesting young tenors with a repertoire that consists of some of the most iconic roles in operatic history, such as Rodolfo, Alfredo, Macduff, Don Ottavio and Pinkerton. This season he has been engaged to sing Rodolfo in La Bohème production at the Opera in Kristiansund and with the symphony orchestra in Vestfold, Norway. He has also returned once again to sing Tormod Kolbrunarskald in the Norwegian production The Saint Olav Drama at the National Culture Center in Stiklestad, Norway and in Kiberg Odyssén  with NordNorsk Operan and Symphony Orchestra. 

He started performing at a young age and in 2005 performed the lead role in a new play, Some Sunny Night, which he performed in China with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. He went on to sing in Les Misérables in Norway and with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra all before he graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm 2009. Previous to Kjetil Støa’s graduation from the University College of Opera Kjetil gained an MA and BA from The Department of Music/NTNU in Trondheim.

Among recent engagements can be mentioned: Zinovij Borisovich Izmailov in Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk and Monostatos in The Magic Flue both at Den Norske Opera og Ballet in Norway, Wagner in Mefistofele (Boito) at Trondheim Music Theatre, Rodolfo in La Bohème in a tour production with NorrlandsOperan and Riksteatern in Sweden, 4th Jew in Salome at Den Norske Opera og Ballet, The Emperor in Turandot with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Norway in a staged production andEdwin in Die Csárdásfürstin at Oslo Operafestival. Kjetil Støa also participated in the world premiere of the opera I Cancelliradens Dage (Ragnar Söderlind) at Ringsakeroperaen in Norway, in KibergOdyssen with the NordNorsk Opera and Symphony Orchestra and as Nils Lykke in the opera Olav Engelbrektsson at the Steinvikholm Castle Oper in Norway.

Next season Kjetil Støa will make his debut as Calaf in Turandot with Folkoperan in Stockholm, Sweden.

Roles on the repertoire:

  • Alfredo in La Traviata (Verdi)
  • Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Mozart)
  • Edvin in Die Csárdásfürstin (Kálmán)
  • Fourth Jew in Salome (Strauss)
  • Messaggiero in Aida (Verdi)
  • Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
  • Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
  • Rodolfo in La Bohème (Puccini)
  • Tito in La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
  • The Emperor Altoum in Turandot (Puccini)
  • Wagner in Mefistofele (Boito)
  • Monostatos in The Magic Flute (Mozart)

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