• White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter Clean
  • w-facebook
"With his superbly sounding voice, danish bass-baritone Lars Fosser gives the role (Rigoletto) an impressive dimension and profoundness" (Bruno Villien- Opera Magazine)

 

Lars Fosser's musical and theatrical heritage is a reflection of life with a stage director father and a singer mother. His artistic upbringing introduced him to a long and loving relationship with Grand Opera, intimate lieder, and even American show tunes.
The bass-baritone's exuberant performances in such magnificent roles as Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, Nabucco, Posa in Don Carlos, and Don Carlo in Ernani, as well as Giacomo Puccini’s Scarpia in Tosca, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, as well as his portrayel of Wagnerian roles such as Wotan and Alberich in the Ring, shower him with critical acclaim in this repertoire, dubbing him a "magnificent baritone with a weighty and well balanced voice, that will bring anyone who hears him to ecstasy," -- as well as”the new Danish superbaritone."

 

Lars Fosser Has sung under the baton of such renowned conductors as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Prof. Rolf Reuter (†), Giordano Bellincampi, Thomas Dausgaard a.o. He has also worked with distinguished stage directors like Kasper Holten, Prof. Götz Friedrich(†), George Tabori(†), Francisco Negrin, Katharina Thalbach and others.

 

Lars Fosser most recently sang the part of Rigoletto with the Centre Lyrique de Clermont-Ferrand and the role of Starek in Janacek's opera “Jenufa”, with the Danish National Opera . He has sung in numerous theaters in Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Spain and Norway, such as the Royal Danish Opera and the Norwegian State opera (in collaboration with Fredrikshald festnings operafestspill).

 

Lars Fosser is also a frequent concert artist, thrilling audiences in major venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Danish Radio Symphony Hall, as well as the Tivoli Symphony Hall in Copenhagen, Mercedes Halle in Berlin and Braunschweig grosses Kulturhaus, with such fine orchestras as Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Braunschweig, The Seeland Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Radio Symfony Orchestra, and many others . His interpretations of Mephisto in Schumann’s “7 Szenen Aus Goethe’s Faust” as well as soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, were broadcast live on Danish National Radio. He continues to be in demand at regular lieder-abends and oratory concerts.

 

He is a laureate of several international singing competitions, taking Prizes at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International singing competition and the Center for Contemporary Opera International Singing Competition and the LYRA international singing competition in New York, as well as being the recipient of the Audience Choice Award during his engagement as the leading baritone with the Stadttheater Görlitz, Germany

 

2020

Wagner: "Der Fliegende Holländer" - Der Holländer - Lüneburg Theater

2019

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: "Die Erste Walpurgisnacht" - Sønderjyllands Symfoni Orkester

Mozart:"Die Zauberflöte"  - Sprecher - Opera på Skäret

Opera Concert - Filharmonia Craiova 

Martinsen: "Hassans Valg" (WP) - Christian - Den Fynske Opera

Liederabend - Taastrup Nykirke

Mozart: "Requiem"  - Copenhagen

2018

Leoncavallo: "Pagliacci" - Tonio - Copenhagen Opera festival on tour

Bizet: "Les pescheurs des Perles" - Zurga - Craiova national Opera, Rumania

New years Gala - FOiK - Odd Fellow palæet, Copenhagen

Prokofiev "Lieutenant Kijé" - Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden

"The Empire and the Colonies" - Liederabend - Det Fynske sangselskab

 

2017

Rigoletto (Verdi) – Opera Nomade - France

Mozart "Requiem" - Copenhagen

Teaching Summer course at Jyderup Højskole

Prokofiev "Lieutenant Kijé" - KUSO, Copenhagen

Verdi "Requiem" - Bass Soloist - Copenhagen

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy "Paulus" - Copenhagen

 

2016

Händel "Messias" - Bass soloist - Sct Marcus Church, Fredriksberg, Denmark

Verdi "Requiem" - Bass soloist - Our Saviour church, Copenhagen.

Teaching Masterclasses at Jyderup Opera Summer course

Bel Canto concerts with Ensemble Chiaroscuro – Lindehøj Church

Beethoven “Christus am Ölberge” – Bass soloist – Christianskirken, Copenhagen

Mozart “Requiem” – Bass soloist – Marble Church, Copenhagen

Selsø Sommerkoncerter – Opera concerts – Selsø Chuch/ Marienlyst Castle

 

2015

Teaching at the Jydrup Højskole opera sommerkursus

“Rigoletto”(Verdi) – Rigoletto – Opera Nomade, France

“Jenufa”(Janacek)-Starek- Danish National Opera summer festival production.

Messias – Christianskirken - Copenhagen

 

2014

“Le Nozze di Figaro”(Mozart) – Conte d’Almaviva-Opera2001, France/Spain

“Rigoletto”(Verdi) – Rigoletto – Opera Nomade ,France

Teaching Masterclass in Ottawa, Canade – Festival of Inspiration

 

2013

“The Cunning little Vixen”(Janacek)- Forester- Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen

“La Traviata” (Verdi) – Germont – Øresundsoperaen.

Rachmaninow lieder abend – Copenhagen

“Ring des Nibelungen”(Wagner) – Alberich (Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung) & Wotan (Die Walküre) - Copenhagen

Messias – Christianskirken - Copenhagen

 

2012

“Bluebeards Castle” (Bartok) – Bluebeard – Christianskirken, Copenhagen

“Orpheus68”(Paul Schwartz) – Operaen i Midten/Fynske Opera

Opera-Koncerter with Norske Rikskonserter.,

Liederabend – Århus (September)

Messias – Christianskirken , Copenhagen

 

2011

“Rigoletto”(Verdi) – Aalborg Operafestival

Carmina Burana – Carl Orff – Wien, Austria

Carmina Burana – Carl Orff – Oslo, Norway

Liederabend - Mödling –Austria

”Turandot” (Puccini) – Mandarin – Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen

”Opera på Engen”- Odense Symphony Orchestra.

“Il Trovatore” (Verdi)– Conte di Luna – Danish National Opera

Kristian Benedikt-Gala, National Lithuanian Opera, Vilnius.

Händels Messias – Aarhus Symphony Orchestra

Händel Messias – Kristianskirken, Copenhagen

 

2010

Danish Radio Symfoniorkesteret – “7 Scener fra Goethe's Faust” – Robert Schumann - Copenhagen(Live on DR)

Liederabend at Societas Pro Musica, Aarhus

“Don Giovanni”- Leporello – Steyr festival – Austria

Gala concert/Tosca- Fredrikstad International Opera festival, Norway

Händel: Messiah –Copenhagen

“Robert & Clara” – Fredrik Österling - Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra – Sweden

 

2009

“Rigoletto”-Verdi – Opera2001, Tour of Spain and France.

“The Bad Guy” –released on 1. December.

Händel: Messiah – Copenhagen

 

2008

Beethoven 9th symphony. (Live on DR) - Odense Symphony Orchestra

CCO Recital concert -Carnegie Hall, New York, USA

CD live recordings and concerts: “the Bad Guy”, Italian Arias. - Ruse Symphony Orch.- Bulgaria

“Ernani” (Concert)- Don Carlo - Verdi - The Danish Bel Canto Society

Händel - “Messiah” – Copenhagen

 

2007

Danish national Opera: "Rigoletto" – Rigoletto

Händel – Messiah – Copenhagen

 

2006

"Eugen Onegin" - Eugen Onegin - Landestheater Mecklenburg-Neustrelitz

Händel –Messiah- Copenhagen

 

2000-2005

Permanent part of ensemble , Stadttheater Görlitz:

"Tosca"-Scarpia

" Rigoletto " – Rigoletto

"Madame Butterfly" - Sharpless

"Les Contes des Hoffman" - 4 Villains

"L'elisir d'amore"- Belcore

"Nabucco"-Nabucco

"Les Pescheur des Perles" - Zurga

"The Bear" - Smirnow

"Die Zauberflöte" - Sprecher

a.o.

Guestings in the same period:

Städtebundtheater Hof :

"Don Carlo" -Rodrigo di Posa

"Margarethe"(Faust) – Valentin

Stadttheater Brandenburg:

"Tosca" - Scarpia

Stadtheater Bremerhaven ,

"Les Contes des Hoffmann" - 4 Villains

Staatsoperette Dresden:

"Les Contes des Hoffmann" - 4 Villains

Norwegian National Opera ( in coop with the city of Halden):

"Aurora" - Karl XII

 

2000

"The Rape of Lucrezia" – Tarquinius - Det Royal Danish Opera Academy (guest)

 

1999

"Carmen" – Escamillo- Danish National Opera

"Kronprinz Friedrich" - Kong Friedrich Wilhelm I- Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.

 

1997

Danish debut:

"Don Giovanni" - Don Giovanni – Det Unge Operakompagni - Copenhagen

International Debut:

"Don Giovanni im E-Werk" - Don Giovanni - Berlin

 

 

TRAINING

1991-1994 National Norwegian operatic College, Oslo, Norway

1998-1999 Bel Canto School of Opera, Firenze, Italy

Private studies with prof André Orlowitz (1995-1997), and Kammersänger George Fortune ( 2001-2005).

Coaching with Prof. Niels Muus, Maestro Daniel Lipton and Sherrill Milnes (2007- )