Erik Earl Larson
Erik Earl Larson
Erik Earl Larson began the 2022-23 season with the Dallas Opera as Marullo in Rigoletto, and joined the Memphis Symphony for Handel’s Messiah. This season Erik will be appearing at Dallas Opera as Paris in Roméo et Juliet, Sciarrone in Tosca, and as Jean-Dominque Bauby (cover) in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In previous seasons he sang the title role in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro for Virginia Opera, performed the role of Moncada in Zorro with Ft Worth Opera, made his Carnegie Hall debut in Mark Hayes’ Gloria, joined the Atlanta Opera for Escamillo (cover) and Tiger Brown in Three Penny Opera, and returned to Carnegie Hall for Michael Glasgow’s Gloria. Previously with the Dallas Opera he covered several leading roles including the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Rodrigo in Don Carlo.
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.