About this Artist
ANNA LARSSON graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in 1996. Her international debut followed immediately in Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra and Claudio Abbado, and her opera debut as Erda in Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
Among her many roles are Kundry in Wagner’s Parsifal, Herodias in Massenet’s Hérodiade, Erda in Wagner’s Siegfried and Fricka in Der Walküre, and Delilah in Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah, at theatres including Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, the Royal Opera House in London, Teatro Maggio Musicale in Florence, La Monnaie Brussels, Palau des Arts Valencia, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Finnish National Opera and the Swedish Royal Opera.
In concert, Anna Larsson is internationally renowned as a consummate interpreter of Gustav Mahler’s works. She regularly sings with the world’s great orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. She has sung with illustrious conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Gustavo Dudamel, Alan Gilbert and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. 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 Bam.
2016/17 included her role debut as Mistress Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Frankfurt Opera. Last season she sang Genevieve in Debussy’s Pelleas et Mélisande at both the Opéra de Paris and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, and returned to Netherlands Opera to revive the role of Waldtaube in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder. Upcoming engagements include Suor Angelica at the Norwegian National Opera as well as concert appearances for Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the LA Philharmonic.