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Frédéric Antoun

Frédéric Antoun


A native of Quebec, Frédéric Antoun studied singing at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia.

His large repertoire extends from Rameau (Hippolyte et Aricie) to Stravinski (The Rake’s progress) with a preference for French Opera (Lakmé, Roméo et Juliette; Béatrice et Bénédict, Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Mozart (Così fan tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Zauberflöte) or belcanto (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’amore, La Fille du Régiment, I Puritani)

His international carreer develops rapidly : indeed, he could be heard at New York City Opera (Cendrillon), at Lincoln Center (Le Roi d’Ys), at Toronto’s COC (Die Zauberflöte), Charleston festival (Roméo et Juliette), Montréal Opera House (Lakmé, Il Barbiere di Siviglia) or Florida Grand Opera (La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia).

In Europe, he has been singled out at La Monnaie in Brussels (Cendrillon), Amsterdam Opera (Iphigénie en Aulide), Theater an der Wien (Hamlet) and on the greatest French stages such as Théâtre du Châtelet (Die Zauberflöte), Opera Comique (L’Amant Jaloux), in Toulouse (Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Hippolyte et Aricie), Montpellier (Orphée aux enfers, Die Zauberflöte and Lakmé), Nice (Dialogues des Carmélites).

In concert, he notably performs Magnificat, Passions and the mass in B by Bach, Mozart’s and Berlioz’s Requiem, Die Schöpfung and The Seasons by Haydn, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Messiah, Carmina Burana. As well as a tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment in Toulouse, Valencia and London, he has already worked with the Symphonic Orchestras of San Francisco, Toronto and Denver, Vancouver Chamber Choir.

Among the numerous artistic personalities he came to work with, let us mention the conductors M. Minkowski, E. Haïm, M. Plasson, A. Altinoglu, I. Bolton and the stage directors R. Carsen, O. Py, L. Pelly, R. Lepage, B. Kosky, P. Audy.

Recently, he could be heard in The Tempest by Thomas Adès at Quebec festival, Lakmé (Gérald) in Montpellier and Paris, L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) in Marseilles, l’Heure Espagnole (Gonzalve) with the Orchestre National de Lyon at the Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Dialogues des Carmélites and Falstaff in Toronto and Armide by Gluck in Amsterdam. He just made his much acclaimed debuts at the Royal Opera House (La Fille du Régiment), at the Salzburg Festival (Charlotte by Dalbavie) and at the Paris National Opera (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail)

During the coming seasons, he will sing Platée and Cosi fan Tutte at the Paris National Opera, The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès at the Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Zürich, La Fille du Régiment in Lausanne, Falstaff and Otello in Covent Garden.

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