Singers » Anna Larsson, contralto

Swedish contralto/mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson is renowned as a consummate interpreter of Mahler, which she has sung with the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival, London Symphony, London Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony orchestras, with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Esa Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Antonio Pappano, Gustavo Dudamel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel. A hugely versatile singer, her current opera roles include Waltraute, Erda and Klytämnestra at the Vienna State Opera, Gaea in Daphne in Toulouse, Kundry in Bologna, Herodias in Stockholm and Waldtaube in Gurrelieder at the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam.

She was appointed Swedish Court Singer in 2010 and has her own concert house in Vattnäs, Dalecarlia. This summer’s festival will include an opera about Jussi Björling, commissioned by Vattnäs Concert Barn and composed by renowned Swedish composer Mats Larsson Gothe.