Lars Cleveman

Lars Cleveman

Jugendlicher Heldentenor

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«La JUive, Gothenburg Opera: Eléazar’s mournful farewell aria, was performed with a passionate grief by Cleveman which was heightened by the rare colouring with syncopated blue notes indicative of Halévy’s Jewish ancestry.»
https://bachtrack.com/fr_FR/review-juive-goteborg-apr-2014 (2016)
«"His sturdy heldentenor rang out in the forging scene, and he paced himself throughout the rigours of the part, sounding fresh and boisterous in the last act"»
2017Wagner: SiegfriedSiegfried
2017Mozart: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra, K. 386, A majorSiegfried
2017Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2016Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2015Wagner R.: SiegfriedSiegfried
2014Wagner R.: ParsifalParsifal
2013Wagner: GötterdämmerungSiegfried
2013Wagner R.: SiegfriedSiegfried
2013Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeTristan
2012Wagner R.: TannhäuserTannhäuser


Tenor Lars Cleveman studied at the University College of Opera in Stockholm and has established himself as one of Sweden's most sought after tenors.

In 1998-2009 Lars Cleveman was a member of the ensemble at the Royal Opera in Stockholm where his roles included Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Grigorij in Boris Godunov, the title roles in Otello, Parsifal, Don Carlos, Les Contes d'Hoffman, Werther, Don José, Pinkerton, the Duke of Mantua, Froh in Das Rheingold, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, Siegfried in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Tristan, Manrico and Samson in Samson and Delilah, Andrea Chenier and Stiffelio.

Lars has been a frequent guest at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen in roles such as Gustavo in Un ballo in maschera, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Manrico in Il Trovatore and Cavaradossi in Tosca.

He has appeared as Siegmund in Die Walküre at Staatsoper Stuttgart and the title roles in Otello and Parsifal at the Kiel Opera.

He has also made concert performances of Siegmund in Die Walküre at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with conductor Lothar Zagrosek.

In April 2009 he jumped in as Siegfried at Opernhaus Zürich in Robert Wilson´s production of Siegfried, and in May 2009 he performed Siegfried in Götterdämmerung with Sir Mark Elder in Hallé Manchester. The recording of Götterdämmerung in Hallé was awarded as best opera in Gramophone.

In 2009 Lars Cleveman also made his debut at The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden when jumping in for two performances of Tristan.

Lars Cleveman’s concert repertoire includes Verdi's Requiem, Das Lied von der Erde and Beethoven's Symphony no 9 which he has recorded for Naxos. For Naxos he has also recorded a solo CD of arias and the title role in Don Carlos.

Among recent and upcoming engagements to be mentioned are Siegfried in Götterdämmerung at the Latvian National Opera in Riga, Das Lied von der Erde with The Hallé in Manchester, Tristan at Wide Open Opera in Dublin and Gothenburg Opera, Siegfried in both Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at the Metropolitan Opera, Parsifal at the Proms with Sir Mark Elder, Eléazar in La Juive at Gothenburg Opera, Siegfried in both Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at Landestheater Linz, Radames at Malmö Opera, Calaf at Dalhalla, Siegfried at Opera North and Jim in The Rise and fall of the City of Mahagonny at Norrlandsoperan, Sweden.
In March 2017 he sang his first Florestan at Dnt, Weimar, in May he returned to The Royal Opera in Stockholm for some successful performances of Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, and in August he sang 3 concert performances of Tristan und Isolde, act 2, in Sao Paulo Brazil. In March 2018 he sang the Tenor solo in Stenhammars cantata "Sången",conducted by Neeme Järvi at the Concert Hall in Göteborg, Sweden.The performance will be released on CD autumn -18.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Siegfried Siegfried Immediately Royal Opera Stockholm 2017
Mozart: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra, K. 386, A major Siegfried Immediately Royal Opera Stockholm 2017
Beethoven: Fidelio Florestan Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar 2017
Puccini: Turandot Calaf 1 week Dalhalla Opera Festival 2016
Wagner R.: Siegfried Siegfried Immediately Landestheater Linz 2015