‘Diese Sängerin bringt Blumen aus Schweden in die Tonhalle’(‘This singer brings flowers from Sweden to the Tonhalle’)
Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Jakob Steiner, 29.11.18
Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson started her career as a flautist (MFA) and studied singing in Basel. Her first engagement was at the Zurich Opera House, where she performed under a number of conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Franz Welser-Möst. Following her debut at La Scala in Milan under Riccardo Muti, she swiftly developed her international opera career, in particular as a Mozart interpreter, appearing at the most prestigious European opera houses and festivals.
She has worked with leading conductors and orchestras including Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Daniel Harding, Adam Fischer, Louis Langrée, Antonello Manacorda, Andrew Manze, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlights of her impressive discography include Mahler and Berlioz albums with Antonello
Manacorda and a Haydn CD with Jan Willem de Vriend, Strauss‘ ›Four Last Songs‹ under Douglas Boyd, Mahler’s 8th symphony under David Zinman, the Mozart operas ›Don Giovanni‹ under Daniel Harding, ›Mitridate‹ under Adam Fischer, ›Il sogno di Scipione‹ under Gottfried von der Goltz, Händel‘s ›Jephta‹ under David Stern. She has also recorded numerous Bach Cantatas under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Ton Koopman.
Last season Lisa Larsson, together with the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich under Lahiv Shani, presented the world premiere of her project “TRAUMREISE”, a concept by her on songs by Franz Berwald in orchestration by Rolf Martinsson. Thereafter she also performed this work with both the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.
Future engagements are for example Enescu Festival Budapest; various concerts in Sweden with e.g. Musik i Syd; Mahler Symphony no. 4 in Wroclav; Norrlansoperan; Camerata Zürich; Sundvall Chamber Orchestra; and several recitals in Italy and Sweden a.o.