Lars Johansson Brissman, baritone

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, graduating in the spring of 2001.


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


Early assignments include The Gambler, De blåsta rivalerna, and Hertig Magnus & sjöjungfrun at the Vadstena Opera Academy.


Lars Johansson Brissman is a much sought after concert singer. He has sung concerts in Sweden, the U.S., Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Poland, and Estonia. His repertoire include Bach’s St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, St. Mark Passion, Mass in B minor and several Cantatas, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, and Mass in C minor, Händel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Honegger Cantate de Noél, Pärt’s Passio.


Lars Johansson Brissman has worked with conductors such as Tönu Kaljuste, Joshua Riffkin, Andew Parrot, Eric Ericsson, Olof Boman and Gustav Sjökvist. He has made a number of recordings with the Swedish Radio Choir and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.


Recent engagements have included Apollo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm, Shaunard in La Bohème and Lars-Edward in the world premier of Carl Unander-Scharin’s Hummelhonung at the Royal Swedish Opera, Donner in Das Rheingold, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Kromow in Die lustige Witwe and Ulf and Kark in Ivar Hallström's Den bergtagna at Folkoperan in Stockholm. Concert engagements in the season 2008/09 included Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Haydn’s The Creation with Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, concerts with music by Purcell in Stockholm with the conductor Olof Boman, and several appearances at the Gloger Festival in Kongsberg, Norway.


In the summer of 2009 he will sing Soldat 2 / Famigliaro 3 / Liberto capitano / Consolo in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Drottningholm Festival in Stockholm. Other forthcoming engagements include Polyphemos in Handel’s Acis and Galatea in Oslo with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and Duruflé’s Requiem with Essinge Chamber Orchestra.