Lars Rosén

1921 – 30 December 1996

Picture of Lars Rosén

Picture of Lars Rosén

Lars Rosén singsLa traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti, in Swedish
In RA format

Lars Rosén sings Mattinata, in Swedish
In RA format

Information on Rosén is extraordinarily scarce. He made his debut at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm on 18 September 1949 as the Second Priest in Zauberflöte. He stayed at that theater as a permanent member until 1951, and made occasional appearances until 1955. His only main role was Rodolfo (4 performances); otherwise, he sang for instance the Messenger in Samson et Dalila, or the Lampionaio in Manon Lescaut (to Jussi Björling's des Grieux).

Whether he sang anywhere else or ever again in opera, I cannot say; in any case, he sang a lot on the radio and on record, but was primarily a crooner, although he sang also Alfredo on the radio in 1957, to Margareta Hallin's Violetta.

His career cannot have been long; his latest certified recording date is 1958, the latest possible (but not probable) date is 1963.

Reference 1, reference 2, reference 3: (defunct)

I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the recordings and picture (top).

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