Lawrence Zazzo, one of the world's most thrilling countertenors, who holds a doctor's degree in musicology, is back in Frankfurt where he recently sang Odysseus in the world premiere of Rolf Riehm's Sirenen/Sirens (commissioned by Oper Frankfurt) and after the opening run of this new production of Xerxes he is back in February to give a recital. Places where this American artist has performed have included Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, Vienna, Innsbruck, Karlsruhe, Munich, Hamburg, Rome, Zürich, Paris, Brussels, New York, London and Berlin. Recent engagements have included Delio (Cavalli's Veremonda) at the Schwetzingen Festival, Handel's Orlando at Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Gluck's Orfeo at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo and Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Opéra National in Paris. Recent concert productions have included Partenope at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena at the Theater an der Wien and Handel's Amadigi di Gaula in Versailles. His large and varied repertoire includes many 20th century roles, including Mascha (Eötvös’ Drei Schwestern/Three Sisters) and Trinculo (Adès' The Tempest).