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Lars Fosser - Baritone

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Lars Fosser

Born in Copenhagen 1967. Started his studies of singing in 1991 at the National Norwegian College of Operatic Arts, where he graduated in 1994.  During this period he performed numerous roles in College-productions, such as: Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Nick Shadow (The Rakes Progress), Musiklehrer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Marquis de la Force (Les Dialogue des Carmelites), Nardo (La finta Giardiniera) and others.  He also sang exerts from La Boheme (Marcello). He has taken part in master classes with amongst others Werner Hollweg, Ingrid Bjoner and André Orlowitz.

In February 1997
he made his debut in Copenhagen with the title role of 'Don Giovanni'. He subsequently went on to sing the same part in the critically acclaimed '97 Summer-production of "Don Giovanni im E-Werk" in Berlin, under the direction of Katharina Thalbach.
 In October'97 he went to Florence to study at the Belcanto Italia school of Opera with Prof. Jorge Ansorena, until May '98.   During the spring season of '98 he toured with the Oslo Symphonic Orchestra and the Kongsberg Cantory, singing the title part of "Elias" in the oratorio by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, amongst other places
in Oslo and Riga.
 After having performed the part of Sprecher in the production

"Carmen", at the Jutlandische opera, in Aarhus,  in Jan. - March of '99.  In December -99 he sang part of King Friedrich Wilhelm I., at the world premiere of Siegfried Mattthus latest Opera: "Kronprinz Friedriech", at the reopening of the palace theatre at Schloß Rheinsberg, under the regi of Dr. Götz Friedrich and the musical direction of dr. Rolf Reuter.  In the spring of 2000

He guested in the part of Tarquinius, in the Royal Danish Opera-academy performance of Brittens' "The Rape of Lucrecia".  He subsequently sang at the Rheinsberg Kammeroper Summer festival 2000, again in S. Matthus opera "Kronprinz Friedrich", and at the gala-concerts at the Rheinsberg palace.  In August 2000 Lars Fosser sang in Norway, in the baroque singspiel: "Love without Stockings"(Johan von Ehrenpreis), and in Brandenburg (Germany), at the Uckermärkische Musikwoche in September, as Salieri in Rimski-Korsakows' "Mozart and Salieri".

Lars Fosser has won a third price in the Concorso Lirico-strumentale del Cittá di Pistioa 1998, and was a finalist in the "Ranieri: I Cestelli Competizione dell' Opera 1998" Berliner Final.  He has recieved  stipendiums from Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubileumsfond, Statens Musikråd and the Augustinus Foundation.   Lars Fosser has also sung the soloist parts in various Oratories i.e.: Mozart's Krönungsmesse and Requiem, Händels' Messias, Mendelsohn-Bartholdy's Elias and several Bach-cantata.

In October and November 2000 he sang the Bariton part in the world premier of Knut Vaage's opera "Nokon kjem til å komme" at the Ultima-festival in Oslo, and  the bass-solo in Händel's "Messiah" with Aalborg Symphony-Orc., and in the spring -2001 he sang the baritone solo in Carl Nielsens' "Springtime on Fynen", with Vestjysk Symphony-Orc., under Ole Schmidt. Lars Fosser is permanent member of the ensemble at the Görlitz Stadttheater from fall 2001, where he will sing the parts of "Patriarch" in the world premiere of Jan Müller-Wieland's "Nathans Tod", and Baron Scarpia in Puccini's "Tosca"