The young Norwegian bass Jens Erik Aasbø started his studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music and continued at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
During his studies he performed the complete roles, or parts of roles, such as Melisso in Handel's Alcina, Geronimo in Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, Rocco in Beethoven's Fidelio, Don Alfonso in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Fillippo in Verdi's Don Carlo, Collatinus in Britten's The rape of Lucretia, Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen, and Kecal in Smetana's Die verkaufte Braut.
Jens-Erik Aasbø has quickly made a name for himself as Norway’s most exciting new bass. He regularly works with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Herman Bäumer, Rune Bergmann, Oleg Caetani, Yoram David, John Helmer Fiore, James Gaffigan, Rolf Gupta, Alexander Joel, Lothar Koenigs, Luiz Fernando Malheiro, Enrico Mazzola, John Neschling, Michael Pavelich, Rudolf Philmayer, Patrik Ringborg and Peter Szilvay.
In the seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14 he was a member of the young artists program at the Norwegian National Opera singing roles such as Second priest in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Friar Tuck in Schwemmer’s Robin Hood, First Nazarene in R. Strauss’ Salome and Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Guest engagements in the season 2013/14 included Fasolt in Wagner's Das Rheingold as well as Il Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo.
As of the season 2014/15 Jens-Erik Aasbø is a member of the soloists ensemble at the Norwegian National Opera where his roles include Il Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata, Nobleman of Brabant in Wagner’s Lohengrin and Police Inspector in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at
Forthcoming assignments include Il Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata and Police Inspector in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Norwegian National Opera, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Ringsakeroperaen and Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca at Opera Østfold.