Petter Moen, tenor

Biography

Described in the press as “a tenor with a sparkling tone and radiant top notes” , Norwegian tenor Petter Moen has established himself as a singer equally at home in both opera and concert. After graduating from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, he made his professional operatic debut with the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden, singing the role of Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia directed by Tobias Kratzer.

Since then he has performed with the Norwegian National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Händel-Festspiele Halle, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Oldenburgisches Staatstheather, Theater Chemnitz, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik and with orchestras such as NDR Radiophilharmonie, Arctic Philharmonic, Copenhagen Phil and the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra.

Recent engagements include the role of Jaquino in a new production of Beethoven's Fidelio at The Royal Danish Opera and Schumann's Dichterliebe at Fredriksten Operafestival.

Petter has sung a variety of opera roles both in the spiel and lyric tenor fach, such as Eurimaco in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Innsbrucker Festwochen), Scitalce in Semiramide Riconosciuta by Vinci (Händel-Festspiele Halle) the Novice in Britten's Billy Budd, Goro in Puccini´s Madama Butterfly, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro (The Norwegian National Opera) , Tamino in The Magic Flute (Opera Østfold), the Father in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Copenhagen Phil), Offizier, (Festival d´Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs Elysées) Tanzmeister and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss (Arctic Philharmonic), Bill in Jonathan Dove´s opera Flight* (Oldenburgisches Staatstheater) Froh in Das Rheingold, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser and Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky (Theater Chemnitz).

His oratorio repertoire includes Händel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elias, Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium, Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion, H-moll messe, Magnificat, Osteroratorium and several cantatas. Furthermore, Petter has sung other staples of the oratorio repertoire such as Telemann's Der Tod Jesu, Johannes-Passion by Schütz and the Stabat Mater-settings of both Rossini and Haydn.

​The highlights of the season 2021/21 include Pluto in a new production of Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in the Underworld at The Norwegian National Opera, Mendelssohn's Elias in Oslo Cathedral, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Norwegian Baroque Ensemble and Borg Domkor and Steuermann in Wagner's Die Fliegende Holländer with Opera Østfold. 2nd Jude in Salome at the Opera in Bergen with Edward Gardner conducting.

Calendar
Repertoire
OPERA ROLES

Georges Bizet

CARMEN /Remendado

Benjamin Britten

BILLY BUDD/The Novice

Jonathan Dove

FLIGHT /Bill

Claudio Monteverdi

IL RITORNO D'ULISSE / Eurimaco

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/ Belfiore
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / Don Curzio

Giacomo Puccini

MADAMA BUTTERFLY/ Goro
TOSCA /Spoletta

Johann Strauss

DIE FLEDERMAUS/Alfred

Richard Strauss

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS/Brighella
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS/Tanzmeister
SALOME /2. Jude

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

THE QUEEN OF SPADES/ Tchekalinsky

Richard Wagner

DAS RHEINGOLD /Froh
Oratorio

Johann Sebastian Bach

Weihnachtsoratorium 1-3
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Magnificat BWV 243
Mass in B minor BWV 232
St. John Passion - Arias
St. John's Passion - Evangelist
St. Matthew Passion - Evangelist/arias
Cantata "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit", BWV 106

Antonin Dvorak

Mass in D-major Op. 86

Camille Saint-Saëns

Oratorio de Noël

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Franz Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater
Die Schöpfung

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias

Gioacchino Rossini

Petite Messe Solenelle
Review

Said about the role of Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos at Nordnorsk Opera
"Zerbinetta's troupe of comedians was surprisingly well cast, with tenor Petter Moen’s lithe Brighella standing out"

Bachtrack, March 2017

Press Service

Photo by Erika Hebbert

Photo by Erika Hebbert

Tanzmeister/ Ariadne, Nord-norsk Opera, foto Aggie Peterson

Novice/Billy Budd, Den Norske Opera, foto Erik Berg

Goro/ Madama Butterfly, Den Norske Opera, foto Jörg Wiesner

Eurimaco/ Il Ritorno d´Ulisse, Innsbrucker Festwochen, foto Rupert Larl

Media
J.S. Bach - Ach mein sinn (Johannes-passion)

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