Ingela Onstad


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Soprano Ingela Onstad 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, and Santa Fe Opera in roles including Musetta in La Boheme, Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Nannetta in Falstaff, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, and Violetta in La Traviata. She also sang the roles of Merab and Michal in the Faust Prize nominated staged production of Handel’s oratorio Saul in Oldenburg, Germany.


Highlights of her career as an oratorio soloist include Carmina Burana, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Haydn’s The Creation, and numerous Bach Cantatas. In 2014, she completed a recital tour of Germany with Dr. Michael Hix and Professor Michael Schuetze. Ms. Onstad will continue her recital work in Germany in the summer of 2019, with performances at the Klavierfestival Lindlar as well as other venues. 


A sought-after interpreter of contemporary works, she has created operatic roles in 2 world premieres (Strauss' Los Bufones and Kampe's ANOIA) sung roles in operatic works by Bibalo (Fräulein Julie) and Ullman (Der Kaiser von Atlantis). She has also performed diverse works by Schoenberg, Kurtag, and Schwantner, amongst others.


2019 performances include: Bach Cantatas 58, 31, 249, Falko Steinbach's Kriegslieder seit 9/11, and I am Harvey Milk with the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus. Ms. Onstad debuted with the Santa Fe Symphony in Mahler's Symphony No. 4 as a last-minute replacement for an indisposed colleague. Upcoming performances include Beethoven Symphony no. 9 (Roswell Symphony Orchestra), Handel's Messiah (Santa Fe Symphony), Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem (Mid-Columbia Symphony) and various recitals and chamber ensembles.

Ms. 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 a private voice studio in Albuquerque. In addition to her work as a singer, Ms. Onstad is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who frequently presents on topics concerning mental health and performers. She has presented at organizations such as: Tulane University, Colby College, Ft. Lewis College, New Mexico School for the Arts, University of New Mexico, and Rio Grande NATS. For more information on her performance anxiety work, please click here.