About

"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 bringt für die Titelpartie (Der Fliegende Holländer) die Klasse eines welterfahrenen Sängers ein, absteigend in schwärzesten Bass und mit einem gewaltigen, auch bis an den oberen Rand ausgereizten Volumen"


Hans-Martin Koch - Landeszeitung

Lars Fosser - Resumé


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.


In 2020 Lars Fosser will make his debut as the Flying Dutchman at the Lüneburg theater and as Jago in Verdi’s “Otello” at the Opera Romana in Craiova as well as singing Escamillo in Bizet’s “Carman” with the same opera company.  In 2019  he sang in the World premier in Niels Martinsens Opera “Lille Soldat” at den Fynske Opera,  and the part of Sprecher in Mozarts, “Die Zauberflöte” with  Opera på Skäret Opera festival.  Other recent engagements concist 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.  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 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

 

“Carmen” (Bizet) - Escamillo - Opera Romana Craiova, Romania

 “Der Fliegende Holländer” (Wagner) - Holländer - Theater Lüneburg, Germany

“Otello” (Verdi) - Jago - Opera Romana Craiova, Romania

  

2019 

“Die Zauberflöte”(Mozart) - Sprecher - Opera på Skäret, Sweden

“Messias” (Händel) -Bass soloist - NB koncertkor

“Requiem” (Mozart) - Bass soloist - NB Koncertkor

“Requiem” (Mozart) - Bass soloist - Kosovo Philarmonic Orchestra

“Lille Soldat”(Niels Martinsen) - Kristian - Den Fynske Opera, Denmark

“Carmina Burana” - Baritone soloist - Opera Romana Craiova, Romania

“Die Erste Walpurgisnacht” (Mendelssohn) – baritone soloist- Sønderborg Symphony Orchestra, Denmark

New Years Concert - Frihavns Kirke

“Opera Concert” - Craiova Philharmonie, Romania


2018  


“Opera Gala” – Filarmonica Pitesti, Rumania.

“Lyra Competition” 3rd prize winner – Opera America – New York

“American Opera Idol” – Finalist – opera Connecticut

“Lieutenant Kijé” (Prokofiev) – Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden   

 “Pagliacci” (Leoncavallo) – Tonio – Copenhagen Operafestival on tour, Denmark

” The Empire and the Colonies” (Liederabend) – Fynsk Sangselskab, Denmark

“The Crucifiction” (John Stainer) – St. Stefan’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Lucia di Lammermoor” (Donizetti) – Enrico Ashton – Opera Romaña Craiova, Rumania

“Requiem” (Verdi) – Bass solo – St.Paul’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Requiem” (Mozart) – Bass solo – Marble Church (Fredriks Church), Copenhagen


2017  


Verdi Requiem – bass soloist – Church of our Saviour, Vopenhagen

Händel Messias -Bass solost – St Paul’s church, Copenhagen

Der Fliegende Holländer (Wagner) – Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra/State Opera  

Rigoletto (Verdi) – Opera Nomade – France  

Paulus (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) – Søborg Kammerkor, Copenhagen  

Mozart Requiem – Bass Soloist – Marble Church, Copenhagen  

“Lieutenant Kijé” (Prokofiev) – KUSO (Copenhagen Youth Symphony Orchestra)  

Teaching Masterclasses at Jyderup Højskole  


2016  


“The Messiah” (Händel) – Symfonietta Artica , Copenhagen  

Verdi Requiem – Bass Soloist – Vor Frelsers Kirke, Copenhagen  

«Vier Ernste Gesänge» (Brahms) – Christianskirken, 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 – Operaconcerts – 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 COSA  

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 Goethes 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 in “Rigoletto”-Verdi – Tour of Spain and France.                                                                                             

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

Händel: Messiah – Copenhagen  

  

2008   

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

CCO Recital concert -Carnegie hall , New York,<USA                                                                                                             

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

Don Carlo in “Ernani” (Concert)-   - 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 Bremerhafen, 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- ), Prof Andre Orlowitz (2017-)     


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