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 Plutone in a new production of Offenbach's operetta Orphée aux Enfers at The Norwegian National Opera, Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer by Wagner at Fredriksten Operafestival, and Zweite Jude in Strauss' Salome at the Bergen International Festival.
Upcoming engagements include The Visitor in Philip Glass' chamber opera In the Penal Colony with Interpuls Festival in Oslo, Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio with the Dutch Touring Opera, Bach's Weinachtsoratorium with the Copenhagen Phil, Zweite Jude in Salome at the Edinburgh International Festival, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Copenhagen Soloists and concerts of Brittens Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo together with pianist Lina Braaten.
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 at , Scitalce in Semiramide Riconosciuta by Vinci, the Novice in Britten's Billy Budd, Goro in Madama Butterfly and Spoletta in Tosca by Puccini, Remendado in Bizet's Carmen and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro , Tamino in The Magic Flute by Mozart, the Father in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, Tanzmeister and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio, Bill in Jonathan Dove´s opera Flight, Froh in Das Rheingold, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser by Wagner and Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.
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.