Teit Kanstrup, baritone

Biography

Danish baritone Teit Kanstrup was born in Roskilde, and had from an early stage treble solos in the Cathedral boys-choir. He later trained at ‘Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium’ in Copenhagen before he moved to London, where he got his operatic training at the Royal Academy of Music Opera-program and finished with distinction in 2008.

His recent and future engagements include a contemporary opera for Aarhus Sommeropera – Dyrets År 1666, an Italian Opera Gala for South Denmark Phil and Messiah with the same orchestra, as well as double bill with I Pagliacci and La Vendetta for Danish National Opera.

In 2011 he made his American debut as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (GA) and sang in the early years of his career among other parts, the title roles in Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, the later conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia and Schaunard in La Bohéme.

Teit now finds himself comfortable in the lyric/cavalier-baritone repertoire and has in recent seasons sung Falke and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Escamillio in Carmen, Orfeus in the contemporary opera Downfall performed by FIGURA-Ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera House, Marcello in La Bohéme as well as Scaramouche in Fetê Galante for Danish National Opera. For The Royal Danish Opera he has done the parts of Owen Heart in Dead Man Walking, Antonio in Il Viaggio a Reims and Sid in Fanciulla del West.

Being an experienced concert artist in the bas and baritone repertoire, Teit has worked with orchestras in northern Europe including the BBC NOW, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philarmonic and Göteborg Baroque in repertoire like Brahms Ein deutsches requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach's Passions and Christmas Oratorio, Händel's Messiah Rossini's Stabat Mater, the symphonic drama Elverskud by N.W. Gade and F. Martin’s In Terra Pax just to highlight a few.

Conductors with whom he has worked with in concert and opera include Steuart Bedford, Sir Colin Davis, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Michael Schønwandt, Ewa Strusinska, Stefan Solyom, Thomas Søndergaard and Alexander Vedernikov.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opera roles

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Escamillo

Benjamin Britten

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA/ Junius

John Frandsen

DYRETS ÅR/ Styge Høgh

Jake Heggie

DEAD MAN WALKING/ Owen Heart

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

IL PAGLIACCI/Silvio

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Guglielmo
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Figaro
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Papageno

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Marcello
LA BOHEME/Schaunard
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST/Sid

Poul Schierbeck

LA FÊTE GALANTE/ La Scaramouche

Johann Strauss

DIE FLEDERMAUS/Eisenstein
DIE FLEDERMAUS/Dr. Falke

Gioacchino Rossini

LA CENERENTOLA/Dandini
IL VIAGGIO A RHEIMS/ Antonio

Nicolai Worsaae

DOWNFALL/ Orfeus
Concert repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

Weihnachtsoratorium
St. John Passion BWV 245
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Niels W. Gade

Elverskud

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Frank Martin

In Terra Pax

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

Gioacchino Rossini

Stabat Mater

Franz Schubert

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