Teit Kanstrup grew up in Roskilde – Denmark, and began his music training in Brass-Bands and the Cathedrals boys choir. Later he trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music gaining a diploma in singing, followed by operacourse at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since his graduation with destinction, he has worked freelance in primarily northern Europe and the USA.
As a baritone with equaly god top and a sonorous lower range in his voice, he has done a lot of oratorio- and symphonic- concerts ranging from the bas parts in Bach’s passions and oratorios over highly demanding baritone solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mahler’s ”Des Knaben Wunderhorn”.
In the operarepertoire Teit is characterised as a Kavalier-baritone, but is also sought after in baroque- and contemporary opera where versatility often is needed. Thus brings this season a touring production of a contemporary childrens opera by Andy Pape, the part as Silvio in ”I Pagliacci”, as Owen Heart in Jake Heggie’s ”Dead Man Walking” for the Royal Operahouse in Copenhagen and the titlerole in Handel’s ”Giulio Cesare”.