Staffan Liljas is a Swedish bass who took his masters degree from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 2012. In 2023, he has been Il Re in Verdi’s Aida at Wermland Opera, Pappan in Brommare’s children’s opera Where’s the sandwich? at The Royal Opera in Stockholm and Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Opera på Skäret. In the spring 2022 he sang Polypheme in Handel’s Acis & Galatea at Radio France under Leonardo García Alarcón and in the fall he was Alcindoro and Benoit in Puccini’s La Boheme at Malmö Opera. In the fall of 2021, he was the quantum supercomputer Teus in Eric Gedeon’s newly written musical Djur som hatar människor at Uppsala City Theatre. In the summer of 2019 he was Polyphemus in Händel’s Acis & Galatea at Confidencen in Stockholm. This superlatively reviewed performance was broadcast by Swedish National Television. In the spring the same year, he performed Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Labopéra D’Alsace.
In the summer of 2018, he performed Davenaut in Marschner’s Der Vampyr at Läckö Slottsopera and in the summer of 2017, he performed a critically lauded Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Skånska Operan. In 2017 he was also Ben in a production of Menotti’s The Telephone in Stockholm. In 2016, he was part of two acclaimed opera performances in Sweden, first as the Badger in Janacek’s The cunning little vixen at Norrlandsoperan, and then in Ligetiland at Folkoperan in Stockholm – a performance with music by György Ligeti, where he performed Ligeti’s Aventures together with KammarensembleN. In 2015, he was Don Pedro in Läckö Slottsoperas highly praised production of Berlioz’ Beatrice et Benedict.