Jens-Erik Aasb°

“As [Rusalka’s] father, young Norwegian bass Jens-Erik Aasbø impressed with his deep booming voice and strong stage presence.”

Jens-Erik Aasbø graduated at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the National Academy of Operatic Art in Oslo in 2011. Since then, he is soloist at Den Norske Opera where he could enlarge his repertoire with roles such as Sarastro, Bonzo (Madame Butterfly), Chief of Police (Lady Macbeth of Mzensk), Doctor Grenvil (La traviata), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Masetto and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Edelmann von Brabant (Lohengrin) as well as Cesare Angelotti (Tosca), Zuniga and RoccoRecent guest engagements include Daland at Opera på Skäret, Der Wassermann (Rusalka) at Komische Oper Berlin as well as Fasolt (Das Rheingold) and Il Commendatore at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.

In the current season he is performing as Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Talpa (Il tabarro), Ratcliffe (Billy Budd), Kommissar (Der Rosenkavalier) but also in Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Don Giovanni and La Traviata. He currently is preparing Hunding, König Marke, König Heinrich and Baron Ochs.

As a concert singer, Jens-Erik regularly is singing as bass soloist in Mozart's Requiem, but also in other works, such as Haydn’s Requiem and Verdi’s Massa da Requiem, and the part of Jesus in the Johannespassion both of Johann Sebastian Bach and of Arvo Pärt.

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