Ketil Hugaas



Opera singer, composer and musical arranger. Ketil Hugaas has great musical range and drive. He has been part of the soloists ensemble at the Norwegian National Opera since 2008, starring in the title role in Don Pasquale, as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, Ol-Kanelesa in The Fourth Watch of the Night, Atlantis in Khairos and Schigolch in Lulu. The latter performance led to a guest engagement at the Semperoper in Dresden, where he reprised the role. He did a critically acclaimed Nekrotzar in Le Grand Macabre at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet in 2013 – a role he also gave at The Royal Danish Theatre the spring 2014.

Between 2000 and 2008 he was a soloist with the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, and sang leading bass rolls in Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Boris Godunov and Wozzeck

Ketil Hugaas has written two musical plays about his home town of Sulitjelma in Nordland. He has been the organizer of the Soloists Christmas Concert here at the Oslo Opera House, and the CD Mamma synger. He also has extensive experience as a concert singer, with a repertoire including classical and contemporary music and jazz.

In the 2013/2014 season he made his debut in the role of Nekrotzar in Le Grand Macabre; in spring 2014 he can be seen as Daland in The Flying Dutchman