Kammersänger Jens Larsen, born in Hamburg, studied with William Workman and Prof. Kurt Moll in Hamburg and Köln. After first joining the opera houses of Darmstadt and Basel, he became a member of the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin in 2001, where he was named a Berlin Kammersänger in 2013.
His extensive repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to contemporary composers and from roles such a Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau, King Marke, Veit Pogner, Osmin, Sarastro, Rocco, Doctor (“Wozzeck”), Schigolch (“Lulu”), Wesener (“Die Soldaten”), Astradamors (“Le Grand Macabre”) to many other roles of the bass fach. Jens Larsen regularly appears as a lied singer at the Komische Oper Berlin, where he has performed programs with works by Franz Schubert and Carl Loewe in recent seasons.
Jens Larsen worked with directors such as Calixto Bieito, Barrie Kosky, Andreas Homoki, Hans Neuenfels, Peter Konwitschny, Herbert Wernicke and Christoph Marthaler. He performed at the Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, National Theatre Munich, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, in Moscow and Santiago de Chile, where he worked with conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski, Ingo Metzmacher and Klaus Weise.
In the 2019/20 season, he will perform at the Komische Oper Berlin as Kadmos (“The Bassarids”), The Magician (“Schwanda the Bagpiper”), Trulove (“The Rake’s Progress”), Lazar Wolf (“The Fiddler on the Roof”), Arkel (“Pelléas and Mélisande”) and Sarastro (“The Magic Flute”).
As of July 2019