Lisa Larsson svensk internationell konsertsopran

Lisa Larsson svensk internationell konsertsopran

Lisa Larsson svensk internationell konsertsopran

Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson started her career as a flautist (Master of Fine Arts) and studied singing in Basel. Her first engagement was at the Zurich Opera House, where she performed under a number of conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Franz Welser-Möst. Following her debut at La Scala in Milan in ›The Magic Flute‹ under Riccardo Muti, she swiftly developed her international opera career, in particular as a Mozart interpreter. She appeared at renowned European opera houses including the Bavarian State Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Royal Danish Opera, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Leipzig Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Theater Basel as well as at the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

With the vocal flexibility to embrace a most diverse repertoire, Lisa Larsson is nowadays a versatile performer on the concert platform. In recent years she has enjoyed constantly expanding her repertoire with works by Mahler, Berg, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Berlioz, Britten, Stravinsky and has also performed in a number of world premieres of contemporary music.


Conductors she has worked with include Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Harding, Adam Fischer, Mikhail Pletnev, David Zinman, Antonello Manacorda, Lawrence Renes, Massimo Zanetti, Louis Langrée, Douglas Boyd, Juanjo Mena, Christian Arming, Andrew Manze, Stefan Solyom, Vassily Sinaisky, Edo de Waart, Vasily Petrenko, John Storgårds, Ola Rudner and Leonard Slatkin.

Lisa Larsson has performed with leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Württemberg Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic.

In the field of baroque music, she has often worked with leading conductors and their orchestras, including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Frans Brüggen, Andrea Marcon, Emmanuelle Haïm, Ton Koopman, Nathalie Stutzmann, Nicholas McGegan, Paul Goodwin, Martin Haselböck, Gottfried von der Goltz, Trevor Pinnock, Richard Egarr, Fabio Bonizzoni, Jan Willem de Vriend and David Stern.

With a strong focus on works by Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg and Rolf Martinsson Lisa Larsson’s 2017 | 2018 season includes her New Zealand debut with performances of Bergs ›Seven Early Songs‹ as well as Mahler’s 4th Symphony in collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. She will repeat the Berg cycle with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway combined with songs from ›Des Knaben Wunderhorn‹ by Mahler. In these concerts Lisa Larsson will work with Giordano Bellincampi, Chief Conductor of both orchestras.

Mahlers Symfony No 4

The soprano solo of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is also on the programme of her Stockholm reinvitation by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Gimeno. This program also includes one of Rolf Martinsson’s song cycles dedicated to her, ›Ich denke Dein…‹, which in this season also is scheduled for its Australian premiere with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Stanislav Kochanovsky, as well as will see its first Spanish performance with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra under its Chief Conductor Pablo Mielgo.

Andrea Marcon has invited her to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw to participate in his performance of Telemann’s oratorio ›Tag des Gerichts‹. She will also be Jan Willem de Vriend’s soloist in performances with the Residentie Orkest The Hague of orchestrated Schubert songs and Mendelssohn’s concert scene ›Infelice‹. The Austrian premiere of Rolf Martinsson’s ›Garden of Devotion‹ will take place in Vienna’s Konzerthaus with the Vienna Chamber orchestra conducted by its chief conductor Stefan Vladar. Earlier in the season she will perform this work also with the Jönköping Sinfonietta, Sweden, under the baton of Anja Bihlmaier. Also in Sweden, in the historic church of Dalby, Lisa will be heard as Evangelist and in the soprano part of Rolf Martinsson’s ›Lukas Passion‹.

Chamber Music Project

Lisa Larsson is very much looking forward to her new chamber music project: She will join clarinettist Carl-Johan Stjernström and pianist Alain Jacquon for a Swedish tour including a concert in the great hall of Malmö’s new concerthouse Malmö Live performing songs by Spohr, Schubert’s ›The Shepherd on the Cliffs‹, ›Early Dawn‹ by Rolf Martinsson and the aria ›Non più di fiori‹ from Mozart’s opera ›La clemenza di Tito‹.

In recent years Lisa Larsson has established a successful collaboration with Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson in co-commissions by now including more than 100 international performances, radio and TV broadcastings as well as CD-recordings. This in collaboration with conductors such as John Storgårds, Marc Albrecht, Olari Elts, Matthias Foremny, Rumon Gamba. Gordan Nikolic, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Johannes Gustavsson, Gustavo Gimeno, Stefan Solyom and Antonello Manacorda.

Orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Västerås Sinfonietta, the NorrlandsOperans Symphony Orchestra. The Netherland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, La Verdi in Milan. As well as the Scottish, Swedish, Stuttgart, and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestras. In venues like the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Royal Festival Hall London, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Hamer Hall Melbourne.

In the 2017 | 2018 Lisa Larsson presents several of the works dedicated to her by Rolf Martinsson. Together with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Gordan Nikolic she will record ›Garden of Devotion‹ and ›To the Shadow of a Reality‹ for CHALLENGE CLASSICS and for BIS she will record ›Ich denke Dein …‹ as well as ›Into Eternity‹ with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mägi.



Following her Mahler and Berlioz albums with Antonello Manacorda and a Haydn CD with Jan Willem de Vriend for Challenge Classics, Lisa’s next release will be featuring Rolf Martinsson’s ›Orchestral Songs on Poems by Emily Dickinson‹, dedicated to her by the composer, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze. She will also record ›Maiblumen‹ and ›Walzer-Gesänge‹ by Alexander von Zemlinsky conducted by Graziella Contratto. Other highlights of her impressive discography include Strauss‘ ›Four Last Songs‹ under Douglas Boyd, Mahler’s 8th symphony under David Zinman, the Mozart operas ›Don Giovanni‹ under Daniel Harding, ›Mitridate‹ under Adam Fischer, ›Il sogno di Scipione‹ under Gottfried von der Goltz, Händel‘s ›Jephta‹ under David Stern. She has also recorded numerous Bach Cantatas under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Ton Koopman. With the latter she also recorded Bach’s Christmas and Easter Oratorio as well as the Magnificat.

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