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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. He has been awarded Kristina Nilsson Award, Joel Berglund Award, and the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award

Opera engagements have included Liconte and Caronte in Orlando paladino, 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, Ricimer in André Danican Philidor’s Ernelinde at the Gloger Festival, Polyphemos in Handel’s Acis and Galatea in Oslo with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as well as Nathan in Staale Kleiberg’s David and Bathsheba with Trondheim Opera, 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 frequently appears throughout Europa, but he has also appeared in the U.S. and in Australia. He has an unusually wide repertoire spanning from the renaissance period to the romantic period, as well as including a large number of pieces by contemporary composers.

He has worked with conductors such as Martina Batič, Olof Boman, Herbert Böck, Peter Dijkstra, Bjarte Engeset, Eric Ericsson, Gary Garden, Daniel Harding, Tönu Kaljuste, Ton Koopman, Andrew Manze, Riccardo Muti, Andew Parrot, Joshua Riffkin, Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Mark Tatlow, Jos van Immerseel and Matthew Wood.

Engagements in 2017 have so far included Parsi Rustomji and Krishna in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha at the Volksoper Stockholm, Gobrias in Handel’s Belshazzar in Karlstad, concerts with music by various composers at the Festival Itinéraire Baroque en Périgord (France) with the conductor Ton Koopman, the world premiere Sven-David Sandström’s St Matthew Passion in the Berliner Philharmonie, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Haugesund, cantatas by Bach in Österåker as well as in Vantörs, Haydn’s Nelson Mass in Västerås, Lars-Erik Larsson’s Förklädd gud (God in disguise) in Västerås and Sala, and Bach’s Mass in B minor in Linköping. Engagements in Stockholm have included Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Bach’s Mass in B minor.

Lars Johansson Brissman’s recordings include Symphony No. 9 with Anima Eterna, Nathan in Staale Kleiberg’s David and Bathsheba with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Duke Magnus in Ivar Hallströms Duke Magnus and the Mermaids with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion with ReBaroque, Haydn’s Missa Sancti Hieronymi with Ensemble Philidor and Fredrik Sixten’s St John Passion.

October 2017

UPCOMING

 

Synne Skouen – Ballerina / Birger (world premiere)

Norwegian National Opera

 

Haydn – Die Jahreszeiten

Oslo, Nøtterøy, Vang

Grete Pedersen, conductor / Ensemble Allegria

 

Handel – Messiah

Trondheim

Karen Haugom Olsen, conductor / Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

 

Handel – Messiah

Aalborg

Bjarte Eike, conductor / Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

 

Mozart – Requiem

Halden, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg

Simon Murphy, conductor / The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

 

 

 

September 2017

Den svenske barytonen Lars Johansson Brissman studerte ved den Kungliga Musikhögskolan og ved Operahögskolan i Stockholm. Han er tildelt både Kristina Nilsson og Joel Berglund-stipendiet, og den prestisjefylte Kungliga Musikalska Akademiens pris.

Han har arbeidet med dirigenter som Martina Batič, Olof Boman, Herbert Böck, Peter Dijkstra, Bjarte Engeset, Eric Ericsson, Gary Garden, Daniel Harding, Tönu Kaljuste, Ton Koopman, Andrew Manze, Riccardo Muti, Andew Parrot, Joshua Riffkin, Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Mark Tatlow, Jos van Immerseel and Matthew Wood.

Blant hans opera-engasjementer kan nevnes Monteverdis L’ORFEO og L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA ved Drottningholms Festivalen i Stockholm, Schaunard i LA BOHÈME og Lars-Edward i urpremieren av Carl Unander-Scharins HUMMELHONUNG ved Kungliga Operan i Stockholm, Donner i DAS RHEINGOLD, Guglielmo i COSI FAN TUTTE og Zeta i DEN GLADE ENKE ved Folkoperan i Stockholm, Aeneas i Purcells DIDO AND AENEAS i en scenisk oppsetning med Trondheim Symfoniorkester og Polyphemos i Händels ACIS AND GALATEA i Oslo.

Lars Johansson Brissman er en meget etterspurt konsertsanger og han opptrer regelmessige på konserthus og festivaler i Europa, USA og Asia. Han har et usedvanlig bredt repertoar som spenner fra tidlig barokk til samtidsmusikk.

Hans CD-innspillinger inkluderer Nathan i Staale Kleibergs DAVID OG BATHSHEBA, Hertig Magnus i Ivar Hallströms HERTIG MAGNUS OCH SJÖJUNGFRUN, Bachs JOHANNESPASJON og Haydns MISSA SANCTI HIERONYMI.

Oktober 2017