Born in Marseille, Ludovic Tézier studied at the CNIPAL, then at the school of Lyrical art at the Paris Opera, under Michel Senechal. He was the 1998 winner of Opéralia. One of the world’s leading lyric baritones, his roles include Posa Don Carlos, Albert Werther, Marcello, Yeletsky The Queen of Spades and Antonio in Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix. He has also sung the title role in the baritone version of Werther in Brussels, Renato Un Ballo in Maschera, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Coroebus Les Troyens, Wolfram Tannhäuser, Eugene Onegin, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Les pêcheurs de perles, Lescaut Manon, Escamillo, Amonasro Aida and Di Luna Il trovatore.
Ludovic Tézier has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Evelino Pido, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano and Riccardo Mutti and has appeared at many of the most prestigious festivals, including Glyndebourne, Bregenz, Baden-Baden, Salzburg and the Chorégies d’Orange. He is a regular performer at the Opéra national de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Grand Théâtre Geneva, the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala Milan, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Liceu in Barcelona and the Wiener Staatsoper.
In August 2010, he became Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Engagements this season and beyond include Rigoletto in Toulouse, Di Luna at the Opéra national de Paris, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor at Covent Garden, Posa Don Carlo for the Wiener Staatsoper; Riccardo I Puritani at the Teatro Real Madrid; and returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.