Lars Fischer grew up in Hergiswil (Switzerland) and Djursholm (Sweden). After successful completion of his undergraduate degree in July 2015 at the Lucerne School of Music with Prof. Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher, he is currently studying with Sophie Grimmer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on post-graduate level (Master of Music).
Most recently, Lars performed the roles of Marley’s Ghost in A Christmas Carol (T. Musgrave), King of the West and Sun in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors (G. C. Menotti), Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea (C. Monteverdi) and Monostatos in The Magic Flute (W. A. Mozart). In June 2016, he created the role of Tommy in the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s opera Banished at Blackheath Halls with Jessica Cottis (musical director) and Elaine Kidd (director). Roles performed in scenes include Chevalier des Grieux (Manon, J. Massenet), La Théière (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, M. Ravel), Soldier in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Triquet in Eugene Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky). Lars was also a finalist in the Lilian Ash French Song Duo Competition 2016 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Since 2015, he is a part of the newly formed vocal ensemble Rubythroat led by Dr. Linda Hirst, with whom he has performed Luciano Berio’s A-ronne and Cries of London, Arnold Schönberg’s Friede auf Erden and settings of Wiliam Blake poems by Julian Marshall alongside tenor James Gilchrist. He has sung in masterclasses held by James Gilchrist, Dr. Ron Morris, Veronica Veysey-Campbell, Liza Hobbs, Tatiana Korsunskaya and has worked with directors such as Elaine Kidd, Laura Attridge, Harry Fehr, Stuart Barker, James Hurley and Matthias Behrends. Important musical influences include Edward Rushton, Eugene Asti and Graham Johnson.
With great interest and dedication, Lars has a focus on the German and Swedish romantic song repertoire. This was reflected in his bachelor’s recital project at the Lucerne School of Music with the title Nordic Legends and Myths.
Most recently, he made his debut as assistant director to Laura Attridge for Trinity Laban Opera’s production of The Rape of Lucretia (B. Britten).
Lars is the Crompton Scholar (Trinity Laban Conservatoire) and a member of the Swiss Study Foundation. Prior to his music studies, Lars completed a Bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Lucerne (magna cum laude). He then worked as a tutorial assistant to Prof. Dr. Jürg-Beat Ackermann (chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Lucerne) and gained valuable experience in academic work and as a proofreader. Since 2006, he has been very active in various positions for the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement.