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Morten Frank Larsen



Morten Frank Larsen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and participated in the master-classes of Josef Greindl and Gino Bechi. He has also studied with Bjørn Asker in Stockholm and Tom Krause in Hamburg. In 1994 he gave his debut at the Aarhus Summer Opera in the role of Tarquinius in Britten’s “The rape of Lucretia”. His debut outside Denmark took place at Bad Lauchstädt in the title role of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” (1995). Since 2000 he is a regular performer both at the Volksoper and Wiener Staatsoper. He has more than 100 roles in his repertoire, including Mozart’s Figaro and Count Almaviva (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Donizetti’s Belcore (“L’Elisir d’amore”) and Malatesta (“Don Pasquale”), Riccardo (Bellini’s “I puritani”), Strauss’ Jochanaan (“Salome”), Mandryka (“Arabella”) and Count (“Capriccio”), Verdi’s Rodrigo (“Don Carlo”), Germont (“La traviata”) and Count di Luna (“Il trovatore”), the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin”, Pelléas (Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”), Wagner’s Wolfram (“Tannhäuser”) and Kurwenal (“Tristan und Isolde”), Puccini’s Scarpia (“Tosca”), Marcello (“La bohème”) and Sharpless (“Madama Butterfly”), Eisenstein (Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”), Danilo (Lehár’s “Die lustige Witwe”), Zar Peter (Lortzing’s “Zar und Zimmermann”), Nick Shadow (Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress”) and the title role in Dallapiccola’s “Il prigioniero”. Morten Frank Larsen is a committed Lied interpreter and performer and has received the most prestigious Danish Award “Axel Schiötz Prize” (2002). He is also the recipient of the Franco Prize (1999) and the Eberhard Wächter medal (2003).

Morten Frank Larsen is frequently heard at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as well as in Aarhus Summer Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich and the opera houses in Sevilla, Toulouse, Salzburg and Tokyo. DVD’s of Strauss’ “Arabella” (2008) and “Capriccio” (2011) where he sings with Renée Fleming are released on the Decca label.

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