Lars Cleveman graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm 1988 and soon established himself as one of Sweden's most sought after tenors performing at the main Opera Houses in Scandinavia and Europe.
At Karlstad Opera, Sweden his roles include the title role in Andrea Chénier, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde and Gösta Berling in Riccardo Zandonai's I Cavaliere di Ekebú. At Folkoperan, Stockholm he has performed Samson in Samson and Delilah, Calaf in Turandot and the title role in Don Carlos which also toured to BAM in New York.
In the years 1998 - 2009 Lars Cleveman was a member of the ensemble at the Royal Opera n Stockholm where his roles include Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Grigorij in Boris Godunov, the title roles in Otello, Parsifal, Don Carlos, Les Contes d'Hoffman and Werther, Don José in Carmen, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Froh in Das Rheingold, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, Siegfried in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, Manrico in Il Trovatore and Samson in Samson and Delilah.
Lars has been a frequent guest at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen in roles such as Gustavo in Un ballo in maschera, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Manrico in Il Trovatore and Cavaradossi in Tosca. He has appeared as Siegmund in Die Walküre at Staatsoper Stuttgart and the title roles in Otello and Parsifal at the Kiel Opera. Lars has also made concert performances of Tristan und Isolde in Copenhagen with the soprano Nina Stemme, and Siegmund in Die Walküre at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with conductor Lothar Zagrosek.
In April 2009 he made a quick jump in at Opernhaus Zürich in Robert Wilson´s production of Siegfried, and in May 2009 he performed Siegfried in Götterdämmerung with Sir Mark Elder in Hallé Manchester.
Lars Cleveman made his debut at The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden October 2009 when he jumped in as Tristan in two performances of Tristan und Isolde. In the spring 2010 he sang Tannhäuser in a new production in Halle in Germany followed by Don José in Carmen at the Royal Danish Opera.
Lars Cleveman's concert repertoire includes Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony no 9 which he has recorded for Naxos. He has also recorded for Naxos a solo CD of arias and the title role in Don Carlos.
Recent engagements include the title roles in Andrea Chenier and Stiffelio at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
Lars Cleveman made his Bayreuth debut with the title role in Tannhäuser the summer 2011. The season 2011/2012 sung Siegfried in Götterdämmerung at the Latvian National Opera in Riga and Das Lied von der Erde with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg and with The Hallé in Manchester.
The spring 2013 Lars Cleveman made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with the title role in Siegfried and the role of Siegfried in Götterdämmerung.
Photo by Anna Thorbjörnsson