ERIK EARL LARSON (USA), who sings Sciarrone/Tosca this season at TDO, debuted during the 2019/2020 season at Austin Lyric Opera as Count Ceprano/Rigoletto. The baritone was also scheduled to sing Carmina Burana (Memphis Symphony) and La bohème (Fort Worth Opera), performances cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During the 2018/19 season, Larson was a resident artist with Fort Worth Opera where he sang Peter/Hansel and Gretel (family performances). Larson was also featured in the company’s new-music initiative, “Frontiers,” singing highlights from newly composed operas by Steven Aldridge, Paul Fowler, and Brian Rosen. Other performances with Fort Worth Opera included a gala performance of scenes from La bohème. Larson has been a young artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, and the Music Academy of the West. He has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation Song Competition, and the Giulio Gari Foundation.