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Morten Frank Larsen  

baritone

Baritone Morten Frank Larsen works both as an opera and a concert singer in a varied repertoire from Bach and Mozart through Wagner and Strauss to Szymanowski and Britten.

Morten Frank Larsen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus as a pupil of Helge Frees Christiansen. He took master classes with Josef Greindl and Gino Bechi, and has also studied with Bjørn Asker in Stockholm and Tom Krause in Hamburg.

In 1991 Morten Frank Larsen was admitted to the Opera Academy in Copenhagen and His operatic debut was in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at the Aarhus Summer Opera in 1994.

From 1997 he was at Staatstheater Braunschweig for three years. Since 2000 he has been working mainly in Vienna at both Volksoper and Staatsoper with frequent appearance; since 2005 he has been with Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In 2011 he had his debut at the Metropolitan in New York in Strauss' Capriccio with Renée Fleming.

In 1999 Morten Frank Larsen recieved the Francesco Cristofoli Award. In 2002 he was awarded the most prestigious Danish award for singers, the Aksel Schiøtz Award, and in 2003 he received the Eberhard-Wächter-Medaille of the Vienna Staatsoper.

Live Dates

03/05/2013   Trailer and documentary: Fête Galante
View the documentary about the concert performance and CD recording of Poul Schierbeck's opera "Fête Galante" online
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01/12/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
Holiday Critic’s Choice: "A superb cast and recording".
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01/11/2013   Classica

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
3/4 Stars

"Schierbeck, véritable maître de l'orchestre, s'impose grâce à une instrumentation exquise. On pense, entre autres, à l'Ouverture brillante, mais également à diverses pages purement orchestrales de tout beauté, sans oublier un délicat et bienveillant accompagnement des voix."
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01/10/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"With beautiful recording quality and excellent documentation in addition to first-rate performance, the collectability of this issue for Scandophiles is not in doubt."
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01/10/2013   Opera

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"This is an attractive performance.", "Schierbeck's orchestral writing is masterly."
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01/10/2013   International Record Review

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"It’s one of those rare works that makes you happy to be alive, and I commend it to your attention with every enthusiasm."
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11/09/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"Bobler af vid og charme."
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02/09/2013   OPUS

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"Michael Schönwandt, Danska radions symfoniorkester och kör tar fram små detaljer, stora linjer och inte minst det goda smilet i musiken. God fornöjelse!"
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02/09/2013   Klassisk

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"En fremragende opførelse ... det ville være oplagt at tage denne lille perle op på scenen igen"
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01/09/2013   Fono Forum

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/5 Stars

Empfehlungen des Monats: "Überzeugend", "Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk.", "Die Ouvertüre zählt zur besten Orchestermusik aus Dänemark."
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01/07/2013   David's Review Corner

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
“There is not one weak link in the long list of subordinate character singers, and the orchestra, with Michael Schønwandt conducting, is absolutely superb… My major problem is to stop playing it.”
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14/06/2013   Fyens Stiftstidende

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"En velfortjent genfødsel"
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01/09/2012   Klassisk

Bent Lorentzen: Erotic Hymns
4/6 Stars

"Et skarpt fokus på den storladne tyngde."
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30/07/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Bent Lorentzen: Erotic Hymns
4/6 Stars

"en smal produktion, men dejligt, at der er resurser til en sådan."
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Discography

Fête galante
Fête galante
Poul Schierbeck

SACD 6.220637-38 (2013)

A true operatic feast: Schierbeck’s Fete galante from 1931 is lyrical and warm, glitteringly orchestrated and has Denmark’s best singers in the main roles

Erotic Hymns
Erotic Hymns
Bent Lorentzen

CD 8.226568 (2012)

Intense music for baritone and organ, where the religious and the erotic meet to texts from three centuries.

Dronning Dagmar
Dronning Dagmar
Poul Schierbeck

CD 8.224104 (1999)

Raffinerede værker for sang og orkester af Carl Nielsens yndlingselev


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