American Baritone Erik Earl Larson (Sciarrone) made an important debut in the 2019-2020 Season with Austin Lyric Opera, singing the role of Count Ceprano in Rigoletto. He was also the scheduled baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Memphis Symphony and due to return to Fort Worth Opera for the company’s 2020 festival production of La bohème before the pandemic forced spring season cancellations. During the 2018-19 Season, Erik was a resident artist with Fort Worth Opera where he sang Peter in family performances of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Mr. Larson was also heavily featured in the company’s pioneering new music initiative—Frontiers—where he sang selections from newly composed operas by Steven Aldridge (The Hatfield-McCoy Triptychs), Paul Fowler (Behold the Man), and Brian Rosen (Death of a Playboy). Other performances with Fort Worth Opera included a Gala performance of scenes from La bohème performed with Maestro Joe Illick and Jennifer Rowley. Erik has been a young artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and the Music Academy of the West. He received recognition in competition from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation Song Competition, and the Giulio Gari Foundation.