Kjetil Støa

Kjetil Støa, born in Norway, is a promising young tenor with a repertoire that consists of some of the most iconic roles in operatic history, such as Rodolfo, Alfredo, Macduff, Don Ottavio and Pinkerton.

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: 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.

Kjetil Støa’s coming engagements include Monstatos in Die Zauberflöte and Zinovij Borisovich Izmailov in Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk, both at Den Norske Opera og Ballet in Norway.

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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