Adrien Mathonat Bass

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Member of the Paris Opera Academy

After studying physics at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Adrien Mathonat began his musical training by learning the trumpet and tuba, for which he obtained the DEM in 2017. He later discovered singing and decided to study opera singing. He joined the class of the soprano Maryse Castets at the conservatory of Bordeaux in 2018, which was an opportunity for him to perform in various productions and concerts. He took part in various masterclasses, including those of Irene Kudela on the Slavic repertoire, Patrick Bolleire, Jeff Cohen and Jean-François Lombard on the Baroque repertoire.

He was part of the concert of the Unisson foundation at the Opéra national de Bordeaux Auditorium where he performed excerpts from Le Spectre (Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet), Rocco (Fidelio) and Lord Sydney (Il viaggio a Reims). In the summer of 2021, he sang the role of Sarastro (The Magic Flute) at the Samoëns Opera Festival.

More recently, he sang Bach’s Magnificat under the direction of Raphaël Pichon, as well as Mozart’s Requiem at the Toulon Opera. Having joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2022, he appears in the film-recital Nocturne, vidéo en-chantée imagined by Denis Guéguin. With the artists of the Académie, he performed in Paris, at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice and at the Musikfestspiele in Saarland in a program dedicated to women composers.

In June 2023, he performed the role of the Sacerdote (Scarlatti’s La Giuditta) in the auditorium of the Louvre with the orchestra Les Accents, under the direction of Thibault Noally. In Septembre 2023, he portrayed Seneca (Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea) at the Opéra de Rennes, in a staging by Ted Huffman.

At the Paris Opera: L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (the tree), 2023

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