The baritone Lars Johansson Brissman was born in Stockholm. He studied singing at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm, and the University College of Opera in Stockholm, graduating in the spring of 2001. He has been awarded Kristina Nilsson Award, Joel Berglund Award, and the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award
He has worked with conductors such as Martina Batič, Olof Boman, Herbert Böck, Peter Dijkstra, Eric Ericsson, Gary Graden, Daniel Harding, Tönu Kaljuste, Andew Parrot, Joshua Riffkin, Gustav Sjökvist and Mark Tatlow. He has made a number of recordings with the Swedish Radio Choir and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Recent opera engagements have included Plutone in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo as well as Soldat 2 / Famigliaro 3 / Liberto / Consolo in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm, Shaunard in La Bohème and Lars-Edward in the world premiere of Carl Unander-Scharin’s Hummelhonung at the Royal Swedish Opera, Polyphemos in Handel’s Acis and Galatea in Oslo with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Nathan in Staale Kleiberg’s David and Bathsheba in Trondheim, Donner in Das Rheingold, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Baron Mirka Zeta in Die lustige Witwe as well as Ulf and Kark in Ivar Hallströms Den bergtagna at Folkoperan in Stockholm. He has also participated in staged performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Piteå Opera.
Lars Johansson Brissman is one of Scandinavia's most sought after concert singers and he is a frequent guest with the major orchestras and festivals. He has also appeared in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Poland, and Estonia. He has an unusually wide repertoire including works by Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Brahms, Fauré, Duruflé, Rosenberg, Lars-Erik Larsson, Honegger, Pärt and a large number of contemporary composers.
Engagements in the season 2012/13 included Liconte and Caronte in Orlando paladino at the Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm, Aeneas in staged performances of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio in Tromsoe, Mozart's Mass in C minor with Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Bach's St Matthew Passion in Bodoe, Handel's Messiah as well as Bach's St John Passion in Nyköping, Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus in Stockholm, Växjö and Tingsryd, cantatas by Bach in Stockholm, Mozart's Requiem in Stockholm, Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Stockholm, Hilding Rosenberg's The Holy Night in Stockholm, Henrik Arlestrand's Missa Festiva in Stockholm and Lars-Erik Larsson’s Förklädd gud (God in disguise) in Stockholm.
Engagements in the season 2013/14 included Ricimer in André Danican Philidor’s Ernelinde at the Gloger Festival, Evangelist in Sven-David Sandström’s St Matthew Passion in Philharmonie Berlin as well as in Uppsala and Stockholm, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Stavanger, Handel’s Israel in Egypt in Harstad, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah as well as Mozart’s Requiem in Stockholm.
Forthcoming engagements include Jesus in Bach’s St John Passion with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Morten Schuldt Jensen, Brahms' Requiem, a semi-staged version of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and a gala concert - all in Stockholm, Christmas concerts in Holland, Mozart’s Mass in C minor in Prato, a semi-staged version of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung in Kongsberg and Bach’s St John Passion with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lars Johansson Brissman’s recordings include Nathan in Staale Kleiberg’s David and Bathsheba with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Tönu Kaljuste, Duke Magnus in Ivar Hallströms Duke Magnus and the Mermaids and Bach's St John Passion with ReBaroque as well as Haydn’s Missa Sancti Hieronymi with Ensemble Philidor under the baton of Gary Garden.