Bio: In 2009 Charlotta Larsson created the title role in the Scandinavian première of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa at Malmoe Opera, a role for which she received tremendous critical acclaim and a nomination for the Swedish OPERA-prize. Charlotta Larsson is currently one of Sweden’s most successful lirico spinto sopranos. Throughout her career, she has performed regularly at Scandinavian opera houses such as the Royal Swedish Opera, Gothenburg opera, Malmo Opera, The Royal Danish Opera and the Norwegian National Opera. After her triumphant opera debut as Liù (Turandot) at Folkoperan in Stockholm in 1993, her significant stage talent was immediately recognized and she was offered roles such as Pamina (The Magic Flute), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Ilia (Idomeneo) as well as the title roles in Rusalka and Suor Angelica – all of them at major Scandinavian opera houses. Venturing further into the Italian opera repertoire, Charlotta Larsson was engaged in roles such as Mimì (La Bohème), Salome (Stradella), Violetta (La Traviata), Desdemona (Otello), Giorgetta (Il tabarro) and the title role in Aida. Other significant roles in her repertoire are Tatiana (Eugen Onegin), Michaëla (Carmen), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Madame Lidoine (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Marguerite (Faust) and Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly). Among her early concert engagements were several opera recitals at the Royal Castle in Stockholm featuring a. o. mezzo soprano Doris Soffel and the late Gösta Winbergh and a Puccini Gala with tenor Aleksanders Antonenko and conductor Paul Mägi. Charlotta’s concert repertoire includes works such as Beethoven 9th, Verdi Requien, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder, Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder and Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder. No stranger to contemporary music, she has participated in the Scandinavian premières of Jacqueline Fontyn’s enigmatic song cycle Blake’s Mirror at The Stockholm Concert Hall and John Adams’ El Niño in Oslo as well as Blanche in the world premiere of Mats Larsson Gothe’s new opera Blanche and Marie. Among recent and upcoming engagements to be mentioned are Countess in Capriccio at the Royal Swedish Opera, Vanessa at Oper Fankfurt, Liû at the Gothenburg Opera, Marschallin at Malmö Opera, Desdemona at the Swedish summer festival “På Skäret”, Amelia at the Malmö Opera and an Opera Gala at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Charlotta Larsson has been rewarded with the medal Litteris et Artibus for her eminent artistic contribution as an opera singer.