Lars Arvidson was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the Academy of Opera in Stockholm. Since his graduation in 1996, he has remained one of Sweden’s most sought-after singer in both opera and concerts, having worked with all the major symphony orchestras in Sweden.
At the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Arvidson has performed a number roles in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, Gefors’ Christina, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, the world premiere of Jennefelt’s Sport & Fritid, in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Don Basilio in Barber of Seville and as Ariodate in Xerxes. This autumn he will return to the Royal Opera to sing Van Helsing in the world premiere of Borosova-Ollas’ new opera – Dracula.
At the concert stage Lars sings the bass solos in all major masses and oratorios by composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn. In the summer of 2016, Lars Arvidson sang Morales in the Dalhalla Opera production of Carmen. The same year he also sang Parsi Rustomi/Krishna in the critically acclaimed production of Satyagraha at Folkoperan in Stockholm. During the Spring of 2017, he has participated in Malmö Opera’s production of Karl-Birger Blomdahl’s Aniara.
At Folkoperan in Stockholm he has sung Wotan in Das Rhinegold, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Colline in La Bohème and he also participated in the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s Jeppe.
Other engegements include Wotan at Dalhalla Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Norrland Opera and at Drottningholm, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro and Urbain in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne at Malmö Opera, Zopir and La Vengeance in Rameau’s Zoroastre at Drottningholm, in Amsterdam and in Paris, Leone in Tamerlano in Amsterdam and Seneca in L’íncronazione di Poppea at Drottningholm.