Lars Fosser

Lars Fosser

Heroic Baritone

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«"With his superbly sounding voice, danish bass-baritone Lars Fosser, gives the role (Rigoletto) an impressive dimension and profoundness"»
(BRUNO VILLIEN- OPERA MAGAZINE) (2018)
«Extremely frivolous and well sung...Lars Fosser plays the title role glowingly intense and with collosal voice... Ultra Masculine and with a pitch black sound, the Hunchbacked jesters agonies are painted in a fashion that is so touching that it is almost painful for the audience to bare witness too... ( ..Yderst medrivende og velsunget... Lars Fosser spiller titelrollen... Spillet er glødende intenst og røsten kolossal.... ultra maskulin, kulsort klang, og den pukkelryggede hofnars sjælekvaler bliver penslet ud, så det næsten gør ondt på publikum..)»
Ulrik Cold - Børsen (2018)
2017Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerHolländer (dutchman)
2017Mendelssohn: St. Paul, Op. 36Bass
2017Mozart: RequiemBass
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Bass
2017Verdi: RequiemBass
2015Janáček: JenůfaStárek / Foreman
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenForester (gamekeeper, Revírník)
2013Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2013R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenAlberich
2013Wagner: Die WalküreWotan
2012Bartók: Bluebeard's CastleDuke Bluebeard
2011Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2011Puccini: TurandotA Mandarin
2011Verdi: Il TrovatoreCount Di Luna
2010Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2010Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2010Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2008Verdi: ErnaniDon Carlo
2007Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2006Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2005Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2005Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2005Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSprecher (speaker)
2004Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannDapertutto
2004Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannMirakel
2004Gounod: FaustValentin
2004Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D majorBass
2003Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2003Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2003Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue
2002Walton: The BearSmirnov
1999Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
1998Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni

Bio


Lars Fosser –  Dramatic Baritone

"With his superbly sounding voice, Danish-Norwegian baritone Lars Fosser, gives the role (Rigoletto) an impressive dimension and profoundness" (Bruno Villien- Opera Magazine)

Lars Fosser's musical and theatrical heritage reflects his 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 baritone's exuberant performances in such magnificent roles as Guiseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, Nabucco, Posa in Don Carlos ,Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore and Don Carlo in Ernani, as well as Giacomo Puccini’s Scarpia in Tosca, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and 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 destinguised stagedirectors like Prof. Götz Friedrich (†), George Tabori(†),Kasper Holten,  Francisco Negrin, Katharina Thalbach and many others.

Lars Fosser most recently sang the part of Tonio in leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” with the Copenhagen Operafestival on tour, and the role of Enrico Ashton in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” with the Opera Romana in Craiova, as well as Rigoletto with the Centre Lyrique de Clermont-Ferrand and the role of the Flying Dutchman with the Rousse State Opera and Symphony. He has sung in numerous theaters in Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Spain and Norway, such as the Royal Danish Opera and the Danish National Opera, Dresden Staatsoperette, National Norwegian Opera, Opera Lyrique des ClermontFerrand etc. 

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 Braunschweigs grosses Kulturhaus, with such fine orchestras as Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Braunschweig, The Copenhagen Phil., Danish National Radio Symfony Orcestra, 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 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

“EXTREMELY FRIVOLOUS AND WELL SUNG...LARS FOSSER PLAYS THE TITLE ROLE GLOWINGLY INTENSE AND WITH COLLOSAL VOICE... ULTRA MASCULINE AND WITH A PITCH-BLACK SOUND, THE HUNCHBACKED JESTERS AGONIES ARE PAINTED IN A FASHION THAT IS SO TOUCHING THAT IT IS ALMOST PAINFUL FOR THE AUDIENCE TO BARE WITNESS TOO...”  (Ulrik Cold – Børsen)






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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Requiem Bass Immediately 2018
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Baritone 24 hours Helsingborg Symfoniorkester 2018
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Enrico Ashton 1 week Opera Craiova 2018
Lieder Recital Baritone 2018
Mozart: Requiem Bass Fredriks Kirke (Marmorkirken) 2018

Awards

1. prize -Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg international Singing Competition
2017
2. prize - CCO international singing competition. new York
2017
Stadttheater Görlitz Audience choice award
2017
3. prize - concorso lirico-strumentale di pistoia
2017