Praised for his “suave, empathetic baritone” and his “refined, charismatic” stage presence (The New York Times), Etienne Dupuis enjoys international acclaim, appearing regularly at the world’s most important opera stages and concert platforms.
Etienne’s exciting 2022⁄2023 season includes his role debuts as Conte di Luna in “Il trovatore” at the Opéra de Montréal and as Hérode in “Hérodiade” in concert at the Auditorium of Lyon and later at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Etienne also returned to the Paris Opéra as Conte di Luna and Escamillo in “Carmen” and to the Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of “Eugene Onegin”. On the concert platform, he made his debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus in a concert with Yusif Eyvazov.
In the upcoming 2023⁄2024 season, Etienne makes his role debuts as Rigoletto at the Teatro Real Madrid, as Paolo Albiani in “Simon Boccanegra” and as Sancho Pança in a new production of “Don Quichotte” at the Paris Opéra and appears as Count Karl Gustav in the world premiere of Bilodeau’s “La Reine-garçon” at the Opéra de Montréal. He also stars in a Wigmore Hall Recital alongside Lawrence Brownlee and Carlo Rizzi, singing music by Donizetti and his contemporaries.
Recent performances brought the star baritone to the Metropolitan Opera (Rodrigue in a new production of “Don Carlos”, Conte d’Almaviva in “Le nozze di Figaro” and Marcello for his Met debut), the San Francisco Opera (title role of a new production of “Don Giovanni” and a Verdi concert), the Paris Opéra (title role in a new production of “Don Giovanni”, Rodrigo in “Don Carlo”, Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore” and a Tchaikovsky concert), the Wiener Staatsoper (title role of a new staging of “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, role debut Albert in “Werther”, Marcello in “La bohème” and his house debut as Valentin in a new production of “Faust”), Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Conte d’Almaviva), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Eugene Onegin, Rodrigo and a Verdi Gala), Opéra de Marseille (Germont in “La traviata” and Valentin), the Opéra de Montréal (Eugene Onegin) and with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Eugene Onegin).
Other highlights have included appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro Real of Madrid (Marcello), Opéra National de Paris (Pelléas in “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Oreste in “Iphigénie en Tauride”), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Figaro in “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Silvio in “Pagliacci”, Zurga in “Les pêcheurs de perles”, Pelléas, Germont, Rodrigo, Marcello and Valentin), the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich (Figaro), the Sydney Opera House (Athanaël in “Thaïs”, Germont), Opernhaus Zurich, Opéra de Nantes, and Opera National Du Rhin (Zurga) as well as to the Opéra de Montréal (Joe in “Dead Man Walking”, Simon Doucet in the world premiere of “Les Feluettes” and Pink in the world premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall”).
His discography features a solo album with the string quartet Quator Claudel-Canimex (“Love Blows as the Wind Blows” - ATMA Classique), in addition to appearances as a featured artist on the albums “Opéra: une histoire d’Amour” with the Orchestre regional Avignon-Provence (Universal), Sonya Yoncheva’s “Paris, mon amour” with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Sony), Honegger and Ilbert: “L’Aiglon”, recorded with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra (Decca), Meyerbeer’s “Dinorah” with Deutsche Oper Berlin (cpo) as well as Massenet’s “Thérèse”, Halevy’s “La Reine de Chypre”, Messager’s “Passionnément” and Massenet Orchestra Songs for Palazzetto Bru Zane.
Etienne Dupuis was born in Montréal, where he completed his vocal studies at the McGill University, after which he became a member of l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.
In 2021, Etienne was given the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres recognition by the government of France.
When not travelling the world, Etienne lives in Paris, France, with his wife, the soprano Nicole Car, and their son Noah.