B i o g r a p h y
Jens-Erik Aasbø, bass, graduated from the Oslo Opera Academy in 2011, and has been a member of the soloist ensemble at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet (DNO&B) since.
There, he has performed roles such as Sarastro (Mozart - Tryllefløyten/ Die Zauberflöte), Il Commendatore and Masetto (Mozart - Don Giovanni), Basilio (Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia), Chief of Police (Schostakovitch - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Friar Tuck (Schwemmer - Robin Hood), Dottor Grenvil (Verdi - La Traviata), The Bonze (Puccini - Madama Butterfly), 1. Nazarene (Salome - R. Strauss), Zuniga (Bizet - Carmen), Rocco (Beethoven - Fidelio), Raimondo Bidebent (Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor), Cesare Angelotti (Puccini - Tosca), Lieutenant Ratcliffe (Britten - Billy Budd), Polizeikommissar (R. Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier), Mester Laurentius (Bræin - Anne Pedersdotter), Bartolo (Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro) and Sparafucile (Verdi - Rigoletto).
Jens-Erik is also a sought-after singer internationally. Recent engagements include Daland (Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer) at the Opera på Skäret and Spring Festival in Tokyo, Der Wassermann (Dvorak - Rusalka) at the Komische Oper Berlin and Fasolt (Wagner - Das Rheingold) and Il Commendatore at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.
As a concert singer, Jens-Erik has performed the bass solo part in Mozart's Requiem countless times, but also other works are on his repertoire, such as the Requiems of M. Haydn and Verdi, and the part of Jesus in the St. John Passions of both Bach and Arvo Pärt.
Future role debuts include, among others, Veit Pogner (Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), and future house debuts include Die Bayreuther Festspiele.