Anna Larsson - Contralto

Swedish Court Singer Anna Larsson made her international debut in Mahler's second Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Claudio Abbado in 1997, and her opera debut as Erda in Wagner's Das Rheingold at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin the year after, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Anna Larsson has successfully created the roles of, among others Kundry, Erda, Waltraute, Orphée, Fricka, Dalilah, Lucretia, Klytaimnestra, Gaea, Carmen and Zia Principessa at theaters including Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Festspiele Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence, the Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Maggio Musicale Firenze, La Monnaie Brussels, Palau des Arts Valencia, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Finnish National Opera and Drottningholm Court Theatre, Dalhalla and the Swedish Royal Opera.
  
In concert, Anna Larsson is rightly justifying her position internationally as the premier, and most consummate interpreter of Gustav Mahler's works. She regularly sings with all the great orchestras; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, New York Philharmonics, Wiener Philharmoniker, The Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras.
 
She sings almost the entire concert repertoire for contralto/mezzosoprano and orchestra, with the most illustrious conductors including Mehta, Salonen, Harding, Jurowski, Rattle, Pappano, Dudamel, Osawa, Wigglesworth, Manacorda, Albrecht, Haenchen, Gilbert, Adam and Ivan Fischer.
 
In December 2010 Anna Larsson was appointed Court singer by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and in 2011 she opened her own concert house, Vattnäs Concert Barn, in the village Vattnäs near Mora in Dalecarlia. Recently she sang Kundry in Parsifal at Berliner Staatsoper, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung in Mupa Budapest, Klytämnestra at Verbier Festival and Genevieve at Opera National de Paris, and last year she sangt Waldtaube in Gurrelieder in Amsterdam Opera and Genevieve in Pelleas et Mélisande at Berliner Staatsoper. She sang Gaea in Daphne at Theatre Du Capitole in Toulouse, Kundry in Parsifal at La Monnaie Brussels and Teatro Communale in Bologna, Herodias in Salome at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, in Wiener Staatsoper she sang Klytaimnästra in Strauss' Elektra, Erda in Rheingold and Siegfried, and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung. She sang Erda in Rheingold and Siegfried in Berliner Staatsoper and Zia Principessa in Il Trittico at Covent Garden, Bizets Carmen in Dalhalla and Ms Quickly in Falstaff at Frankfurt Opera. 

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