Staffan Liljas – basbaryton

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Staffan Liljas

Staffan Liljas – basbaryton

Basbaryton som går ut masterprogrammet vid Operahögskolan i sommar. Staffan har sjungit på Drottningholms Slottsteater 2010 i kören i Mozarts Don Giovanni och 2011 som Don Alfonso i Mozarts Così fan tutte inom ramen för Drottningholms Young Artist Program, och är mycket glad att vara tillbaks. Staffans första operaroll var Gremin i OperaEtt’s uppsättning av Tjajkovskijs Eugen Onegin 2009. 2010 sökte han och kom in på masterprogrammet på Operahögskolan. Där har han gjort Banquo i Verdis Macbeth och Gianni Schicchi i Puccinis Gianni Schicchi (i Gävle och på Kungliga Operan). Staffan har också framfört scener ur Bergs Wozzeck som Wozzeck, Wagners Siegfried som Wotan, Mozarts Entführung aus dem Serail som Osmin, Unander-Scharins Byrgitta som Påven och Puccinis Tosca som Scarpia. Vid sidan av sin operagärning är Staffan uppskattad solist vid konserter och oratorier.

In English

Is a Swedish bass-baritone. Staffan graduated the master’s programme at the University College of Opera in Stockholm in the summer 2012. His first operatic role was Gremin in Tjajkovskij’s Eugen Onegin in 2009. In 2010 he applied for the Masters Programme in opera at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, and was accepted.
In College, Staffan has performed Banquo in Verdi’s Macbeth and Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. He has performed as part of the Young Artist Programme at Drottningholms Slottsteater in 2011 as Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte and in 2012 as Ercole and Oreste in Cavalli’s Il Giasone. Staffan has also performed scenes from Berg’s Wozzeck as Wozzeck, Wagner’s Siegfried as Wotan, Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail as Osmin, and Puccini’s Tosca as Scarpia.
Since he graduated, Staffan has been working as a freelance singer in oratorios and operas. He has performed in first performances of three newly written operas, and in the summer 2014, he performed his first Alberich in Wagner’s Das Rheingold in Oslo. In the summer of 2015, he was Don Pedro in Berlioz’ Beatrice et Benedict at Läckö castle.
Apart from his opera work, Staffan is a frequent oratorio and concert soloist. Staffan has a deep interest in early music, and was the chairman of the Swedish Early Music Society from 2010 – 2012.

Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Cosi fan tutte Don Alfonso Drottningholm slottsteater 29.5.2011
Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi Gasklockan Gävle 16.2.2012
Jason och Medea Ercole Drottningholm slottsteater 27.5.2012
Beatrice och Benedikt Don Pedro Läckö slottsopera 11.7.2015

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