In 2021, Ms. Larsen returned to New York to pursue a Master’s in Vocal Performance at Stony Brook University, where she pivoted from soprano to mezzo-soprano and has enjoyed many bold new roles and daring repertoire. Recent credits include: The title role in Gustav Holst’s Sāvitri; Lillas Pastia in Bizet/Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen; Venus in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis; Nancy in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring with Stony Brook Opera Theatre, and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Vienna Summer Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. Upcoming roles include a reprisal of Cherubino in Sunnyside Opera’s debut season of Le nozze di Figaro and Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chicago Summer Opera. Other roles in her repertory include: Sesto (Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito), Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Larina (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin), Rosina (Rossini, Il barbieri di Siviglia).
An avid recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Larsen traverses varying styles with technical ease and compelling artistry. In the 2022-2023 season, her chamber repertoire included György Kurtag’s Kafka Fragmente, Gioachino Scelsi’s avant garde masterwork Khoom, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Monteverdi’s baroque jewel Lamento d’Arianna, as well as a stunning solo recital entitled ‘Dreams and Strange Imaginings’ which featured works by Hildegard von Bingen, Rossini, Rebecca Clarke, and Berg.
Ms. Larsen also appears with the New York Philharmonic Chorus, where she has sung the world premiere of Angélica Negron’s You are the Prelude, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony during the New York Philharmonic’s Gala Concerts in honor of the newly renovated David Geffen Hall. She has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic for their riveting multi-media performance of Adolphus Hailstork’s symphonic masterpiece Done Made My Vow, which also featured the illustrious Simon Estes as narrator.
Ms. Larsen is a former student of Marc Embree, and current student of Brenda Harris, to whom she extends eternal gratitude for their guidance and mentorship.