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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-ProvenceHändel-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, Schumann's Dichterliebe at Fredriksten Operafestival, and the role of Janek in Janáček's opera The Makropulos Case* at the Malmö Opera.

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,The Visitor Philip Glass´ opera In the Penal Colony with the Interpuls festival and Steuermann in Wagner's Die Fliegende Holländer with Opera Østfold.

*production cancelled due to covid19-restrictions