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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.
He worked with Jérôme Savary at the Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse, then at the Opera Comique (Piquillo in La Périchole, Bobinet in La Vie parisienne). He also took part in the productions under the team Marc Minkowski/Laurent Pelly: Orphée aux Enfers (Aristée-Pluton), La Belle Hélène (Achille), La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Prince Paul), The Tales of Hoffmann (Spalanzani). He played Ouf 1er in L’Étoile, Ajax I (La Belle Hélène), the four servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Falsacappa (Les Brigands). He took part in the premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie's Charlotte Salomon at the Salzburg Festival in 2014.
Recent highlights include Monostatos (The Magic Flute) in Nantes, Spoletta (Tosca) at the Paris Opera, Alfred in Tours and Reims, Cantarelli (Le Pré aux clercs) at the Opéra Comique, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Wexford Festival, Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole) in Angers and Nantes, the Chaplain (Dialogues des carmélites) in Saint-Étienne, Don Miguel de Panatellas (La Périchole) at the Salzburg Festival, the Radio France and Montpellier Festivals and in Bordeaux, Syfroid (Geneviève de Brabant), Tikhon (Kátia Kabanová) and Menelas (La Belle Hélène) at the Opéra national de Lorraine, the title-role in Maître Peronilla at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, le Marquis de Pontsable (Madame Favart) at the Opéra Comique, in Caen and Dijon, Nathanaël and Schlemil (The Tales of Hoffmann) in Bordeaux, Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin) in Marseille, the Napolitan Sergeant / Don Rodilard / the First Soldier (Le Soulier de satin) at the Paris Opera.
He portrayed, during the 2021/22 season, Guillot de Mortfontaine (Manon) and Gontran / the Brazilian / Frick (La Vie parisienne) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Comte Miguel de Panatellas at the Opéra Comique.
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