Éric Huchet Tenor

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Biography

After being unanimously awarded a Premier Prix diploma from the CNR in Paris in 1992, Eric Huchet received a grant from the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Vocation Foundation and continued his studies at Vienna’s Hochschule für Musik in the class of Walter Berry. 

A regular guest artist at the Paris Opera, he appeared in the productions of The Magic Flute (First armoured man), Lucia di Lammermoor (Normanno), La fanciulla del West (Harry), Tosca (Spoletta), Tannhäuser (Heinrich der Schreiber), Arabella (Graf Elemer), Mathis der Maler (Sylvester von Schaumberg), The Love for Three Oranges (Truffaldino), Faust by Fénelon (the Duke and the Captain). He also performed the roles of the Painter (Lulu) at the Opéra national du Rhin, Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) in Bordeaux and the Art Teacher (Charlotte Salomon) at the Salzburg Festival. 

He also turned to the comic opera and operetta repertoire with the roles of Piquillo (La Périchole), Aristée/Pluton (Orphée aux Enfers), Achille (La Belle Hélène), Ouf 1er (L'Étoile), the four valets (The Tales of Hoffmann), Alfred (Die Fledermaus) Falsacappa (Les Brigands), Cantarelli (Le Pré aux Clercs), Sifroy (Geneviève de Brabant). 

Recent highlights include his performances of Panatellas (La Périchole) at the Salzburg Festival, the Radio France Festival, in Montpellier and at the Opéra Comique, Ménélas (La Belle Hélène) in Nancy, the title-role of Maître Peronilla at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Nathanaël and Schlemil (The Tales of Hoffmann) in Bordeaux, Amrou (The Queen of Sheba) in Marseille, the Marquis de Pontsablé (Madame Favart) at the Opéra Comique, in Limoges and Caen, Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin) in Marseille, Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole) in Monte-Carlo, the Brazilian, Gontran and Frick (La Vie parisienne) in Rouen and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Don Rodilard, the Neapolitan Sergent and Saint Boniface (Le Soulier de Satin), the Second Jew (Salomé) and Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Paris Opera. 

Upcoming engagements include Pong (Turandot) at the Opéra national du Rhin and the Chaplain (Dialogues des carmélites) in Massy.

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 09 to 28 May 2024
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