With her beautiful, rich and powerful voice, Anna Larsson made her international debut in 1997 in Mahler’s ”Resurrection” Symphony with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philhamonic Orchestra. Her opera debut as Erda in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, was conducted by Daniel Barenboim at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin.
Both these roles Larsson has made her own, and Larsson is considered the leading light in both the role of Erda and the works of Mahler today. Her unassuming personality masks an intelligent and dynamic set of interpretation skills, which are equally at home on the concert platform and the opera stage.
Anna Larsson regularly sings with all the great orchestras, such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Lucern Festival Orchestra, New York Philharmonics, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonics, London Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras.
A hugely versatile singer, her current opera roles include Waltraute, Erda and Klytämnestra at the Vienna State Opera, Gaea in Daphne in Toulouse, Kundry in Bologna, Herodias in Stockholm and Waldtaube in Gurre-Lieder at the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam. Anna Larsson has achieved international recognition and status as the world’s foremost exponent of Erda in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, with perfomances at operahouses in Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence and Stockholm.
She has successfully created the roles of Kundry, Waltraute, Orphée, Zia Principessa, Fricka and Dalilah at theaters including La Monnaie in Brusseles, Bayerisches Staatsoper München, Festspiele Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence, Royal Opera London, Teatro Maggio Musicale Firenze, Palao des Arts Valencia, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Finnish National Opera and Royal Opera Stockholm, with distinguished conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kent Nagano.
Her extensive repertoire ranges from Handel’s Messiah through Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Gustav Mahler’s all songcycles and Verdi’s Requiem, to contemporary music.