Jens Larsen

Current as of August 2023

Jens Larsen has been an ensemble member of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2001, and most recently appeared there as Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) and the King of Clubs (The Love for Three Oranges). He has also recently appeared as a guest artist at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, singing Father Barré in Penderecki’s Die Teufel von Loudun.

His future engagements will take him to the National Theatre in Prague as Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier) and to Munich as the Doctor (Wozzeck). He will also appear at the Komische Oper as Daland, Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro) and General Polkan in Rimski-Korsakov‘s The Golden Cockerel.

He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2017 as the Doctor, returning in 2020 and 2021 as the Old Servant (Elektra) and in 2022 as Dikoj (Káťa Kabanová).

His guest engagements in recent seasons have included the One-Armed Brother in a concert performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, Doctor at the Zurich Opera House, Alfred P. Doolittle (My Fair Lady) at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Sir Humphrey Davenaut in Marschner’s Der Vampyr at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Astradamors in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in Zurich, the Inquisitor in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel in Munich and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and Schigolch (Lulu) at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile.

At the Komische Oper Berlin Jens Larsen has appeared in a wide variety of roles, including Cadmus in Henze’s The Bassarids, Tiresias in Enescu’s Œdipe, Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Lazar Wolf (Anatevka), Trinity Moses (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Doctor and Clerk in a Newspaper Office (The Nose), Magician in Weinberger’s Švanda dudák, Veit Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Baron Ochs, Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande), Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Solopy Cherevik in Musorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochintsï, Ivan Yakovlevich (The Nose), Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea), the four villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Leporello (Don Giovanni), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), the Judge of the Dead in Dessau’s Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, Duke of Gloucester in Reimann’s Lear, Zauberkönig in HK Gruber’s Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald, Alfred P. Doolittle, Don Pasquale, Forester, (The Cunning Little Vixen), Kaspar (Der Freischütz), Rocco (Fidelio), King Heinrich (Lohengrin), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Zuniga (Carmen), A Priest (Moses und Aron) and Time and Antinoo (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria).

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