”Among the singers, it is the Norwegian soprano Anne Wik Larssen who leaves the greatest impression with me. Her voice is both convincing and honest, rich and so lovely that the only thing one wants to do, is hit Don José over the head, that he doesn’t get that it’s her he should love.”
Expressen, review of Carmen, Dalhalla Opera 2016.
The Norwegian soprano Anne Wik Larssen made her international debut in the role as Marguerite in Gonoud’s Faust in 2012 at the National Opera in Tallinn, Estonia, with brilliant reviews as a result.
She excels in lyrical-dramatical roles like Liu, Tosca, Violetta, Pamina and Micaëla and feels at home in the Italian/French repertoire, which has proven to be her absolute speciality.
Anne was born in Trondheim, Norway, where she studied at the Music Conservatory, which later led to the Opera Academy in Oslo. Anne Wik Larssen sings opera, recitals, church music and symphonic concerts – from Vivaldi to Piazzolla via Puccini, Verdi and Massenet to contemporary music. She has worked at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Bergen National Opera, Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Oslo Opera Festival, Vattnäs Concert Barn and Music at Siljan. Furthermore, she has worked with orchestras such as Stockholm Royal Philharmonics, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Bodö Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan.
In the summer of 2016 she made great success as Micaëla in Dalhalla Operas Carmen, a production that was broadcasted live to cinemas all around Sweden.
Anne is an exceptionally expressive singer with remarkable emotional presence both in her voice and in her action and her commitment to the role she is performing is always whole-heartedly executed.