Described in the press as “a tenor with a sparkling tone and radiant top notes” Petter Moen has established himself as a singer equally at home in both opera and oratorio. He has performed with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Theatre des Champs-Elysées, Oldenburgisches Staatstheather, Theather Chemnitz, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Händel-Festspiele Halle, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, and with ensembles and orchestras like NDR Radiophilharmonie, Bach Consort Wien, B'Rock and the BBC Singers.
In his native Norway and Scandinavia he has past and future engagements with the Norwegian National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Malmö Opera and Bergen International Festival, Copenhagen Phil, Arctic Philharmonic, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Bergen Barokk, Barokkanerne, Holmens Barokensemble, and Oslo Bach-kor.
The season 2020/21 includes the role of Jaquino in a new production of Beethoven's Fidelio at The Royal Danish Opera, Mendelssohn's Elijah with Oslo Bach-kor in Oslo Cathedral, Bach's Cantata BWV 147 with Capella Sankt Petri in Copenhagen, and the role of Janek in Janáček's opera The Makropulos Case at the Malmö Opera.
Recent highlights include the roles of Goro in Puccini´s Madama Butterfly at the Norwegian National Opera, Bach's Johannes-passion in Bergen and Copenhagen, and Händel´s Messiah with the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and conductor Joana Carneiro.
The role of Bill in Jonathan Dove's opera Flight at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Second Jew in Salome by Strauss at Bergen International Festival conducted by Edward Gardner, Remendado in Bizet´s Carmen with the Norwegian National Opera, performances of Mendelssohn's Elijah in Oslo and Händels Utrechter Te Deum in Copenhagen were among events that were cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Petter began his musical studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and later with Susanna Eken at the Academy of the Royal Opera in Copenhagen.
He has sung different roles at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, such as Eurimaco in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, the Novice in Britten's Billy Budd, Tanzmeister in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen and Don Curzio in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. With Opera Østfold he has sung Tamino in The Magic Flute by Mozart and in the Arctic Philharmonic's production of Ariadne auf Naxos he sang both Tanzmeister and Brighella.
At the Händel-Festspiele Halle he could be heard as Scitalce in Leonardo Vinci's Semiramide Riconosciuta with the Bach Consort Wien, and at the Innbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik as Eurimaco in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria conducted by Alessandro de Marchi.
Petter Moen 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.
As a "residenzgast" at the Theater Chemnitz, he sang the roles of Froh in Wagner's Das Rheingold, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser and Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.
Petter's oratorio repertoire includes Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium, Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion, H-moll messe, Magnificat, Osteroratorium and several cantatas. Furthermore, he has sung other staples of the oratorio repertoire such as Händel's Messiah and Chandos Anthems, Telemann's Der Tod Jesu, Johannes-Passion by Schütz and the Stabat Mater-settings of both Rossini and Haydn.
Petter Moen is the recipient of grants from the Ruud-Wallenberg Foundation and Erling Kroghs Grant from the Norwegian National Opera.