Erik Earl Larson
American Baritone Erik Earl Larson joined the Dallas Opera for their 2020 – 2021 season covering leading roles including the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rodrigo in Don Carlo, and Jean-Dominque Bauby in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Additionally, he appears as Sciarrone in Tosca, and be featured in concert with the Hart Institute for Women Conductors. He joins the Atlanta Opera (cover) for Escamillo in Carmen and Tiger Brown in Three Penny Opera.
During the 2019-2020 season, Erik made debuts with Austin Opera as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in Orff’s explosive Carmina Burana, and Fort Worth Opera as Marcello in La Boheme, and Peter in Hänsel and Gretel. He was further 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).
Recent engagements have included Le Dancaïre in Carmen under the baton on John DeMain with Madison Opera, Escamillo for Parkway Concert Orchestra, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff for TCU Opera, as well as Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Sid in Britten’s Albert Herring, Maguire in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, and Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, all for Boston University’s Opera Institute.
Erik has been in the young artist programs at Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Music Academy of the West. He has received recognition in competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Giulio Gari Foundation.