Ingela Onstad, soprano

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Ingela Onstad soprano

Soprano Ingela Onstad, a native of Santa Fe, has enjoyed a varied international career in opera, concert work, and contemporary music. Operatic highlights include performances at Dresden’s Staatsoperette, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, UNM Opera Theatre, and Santa Fe Opera in roles including Musetta in La bohéme, Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Nannetta in Falstaff, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and the title role in Suor Angelica. She also sang the roles of Merab and Michal in the staged production of Handel’s oratorio Saul in Oldenburg, Germany. Highlights of her career as an oratorio soloist include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Haydn’s The Creation, and Bach Cantatas 84 and 140. She recently completed a recital tour of Germany with Dr. Michael Hix and Professor Michael Schuetze.

A sought-after interpreter of contemporary works, she has sung Kristine in Antonio Bibalo’s Fräulein Julie, Bubikopf in Viktor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and created the role of Andia in Gordon Kampe’s ANOIA. She performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Joseph Schwantner’s Sparrows with New Music New Mexico, and Feldman’s Rothko Chapel with Chatter. She was also recently featured with songs of Hilda Paredes with New Music New Mexico at the Robb Composers’ Symposium. Her 2014-2015 season includes Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach Cantatas 32, 209, and 140.

Onstad completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University, where she studied with Professor William Neill. She earned a Master of Music degree at the University of New Mexico, where she studied with Professor Leslie Umphrey. She maintains private voice studios in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.