Future engagements of Danish baritone Morten Frank Larsen include
several productions at the Vienna Volksoper, a world premiere in Denmark,
Orchestral concerts with Copenhagen Phil and productions at the Royal
Theatre in Copenhagen.
Highlights of this season include Faninal in the new production of
R.Strauss´ Rosenkavalier at the Vienna Volksoper, Peter Besenbinder
in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Germont in La Traviata, Gabriel
von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus at the Vienna Volksoper, as well as
concerts in Denmark.
Guest contracts led him to Deutsche Oper Berlin, Royal Opera Copenhagen,
Frankfurt Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Teatro Communale in Bologna
and to the opera houses in Zürich, Sevilla, Toulouse, Salzburg, Palermo
and Tokyo. After his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 2011
a critic wrote in the New York Times: „Morten Frank Larsen, in his Met-debut,
was wonderful as Count in Capriccio.”
His repertoire comprises more than 100 opera roles, including the
title role in Don Giovanni, Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, the
title role in Eugen Onegin, Posa in Don Carlo, Germont, Conte di Luna
in Il Trovatore, Jochanaan in Salome, Wolfram in Tannhäuser, Kurwenal
in Tristan und Isolde, Danilo in Die lustige Witwe, Pelleas and Golaud
in Pelleas et Mélisande, Mandryka in Arabella, Graf in Capriccio and
After having studied in Aarhus and at Copenhagen’s Opera Academy
Morten Frank Larsen made his operatic debut in Denmark in Britten’s
The Rape of Lucretia in 1994 and abroad as Don Giovanni in Germany in
From 1997-2000 he was a member of the ensemble at Braunschweig Opera
and since 2000 he is engaged as soloist at the Vienna Volksoper – simultaneously
he often sings at the Vienna State Opera.
Some of the conductors Morten has worked with are Adam Fischer, Stefan
Soltesz, Daniele Gatti, Phillipe Herrewege, Kristjan Järvi, Rafael Frübeck
de Burgos, Leif Segerstam, Franz Welser-Möst, Andrew Davis and Michael
Beside Morten’s performances in the opera houses in Europe, North
and South America and Asia, he commits himself intensively to lied singing
and has therefore received the Axel Schiötz Prize in 2002, the Franco-Prize
in 1999 and the Eberhard Wächter-medal at the Vienna State Opera in
His concert repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Walpurgisnacht, Britten’s
War Requiem, Szymanovsky’s Stabat mater, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem,
Orff’s Carmina burana as well as Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
or his 8th symphony.
DVD recordings of Arabella and Capriccio, where he sings with Renée
Fleming are released on the Decca Label. Other recordings include Schumann’s
Genoveva, Poul Schierbeck’s Fete Galante and Queen Dagmar.