Erik Earl Larson
American Baritone, Erik Earl Larson is originally from Evansville, Wisconsin. During the 2019-20 season, Erik makes important debuts with both Austin Opera and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra where he will be singing – respectively – Count Ceprano in Rigoletto and the baritone soloist in Orff’s explosive Carmina Burana. Erik will also be making a return to Fort Worth Opera for the role of the Customs Official and the Sergeant in the company’s 2020 festival production of La bohème.
During the 2018-19 season, Erik was a resident artist with Fort Worth Opera where he sang Peter in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel for family performances. He was also heavily featured in the company’s pioneering new music initiative – Frontiers – where he sang selections from newly composed operas by Steven Aldridge (The Hatfield-McCoy Triptychs), Paul Fowler (Behold the Man), and Brian Rosen (Death of a Playboy). Other performances with Fort Worth Opera included a Gala performance of scenes from La bohème performed with Maestro Joe Illick and Jennifer Rowley.
During the 2017-18 season, Erik sang both Le Dancaïre and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in two separate productions – the former under the baton of John DeMain with Madison Opera, and the latter in concert with the Parkway Concert Orchestra of Norwood, Massachusetts. Other recent highlights include Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Maguire in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, and Sid in Britten’s Albert Herring.
Erik has been a young artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and the Music Academy of the West. He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Boston University Opera Institute. He has received recognition in competition from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation Song Competition, and the Giulio Gari FoundationMedia Kit