Kjetil Støa is a young promising tenor with a repertoire which consists of some of the most iconic roles in operatic history including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Tito in La Clemenza di Tito, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly and Alfredo in La Traviata. He is in the beginnings of his career and has been engaged at Oslo Opera to sing Messaggiero in Aida and 4th Jew in Salome. He will also make his debut as Rodolfo at NorrlandsOperan in Sweden and as Nemorino at OscarsborgsOperaen in Norway.
Kjetil Støa has sung the part The Emperor in Turandot with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in a staged production, played the role of Nils Lykke in the opera Olav Engelbrektsson at the Steinvikholm Castle Opera and Edwin in Die Csárdásfürstin at Oslo Operafestival. He also has toured Norway in a production of Absolutt Opera.
During autumn of 2011 Kjetil performed at Ringsakeroperaen, Norway, in their well acclaimed production of Ragnar Söderlind’s opera I Cancelliradens Dage.
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 perform in Les Misérables in Norway and sang with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra all before he graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm 2009.
Previous to his graduation from the University College of Opera Kjetil gained an MA and BA from The Department of Music/NTNU in Trondheim.
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