Etienne Dupuis studied singing at McGill University in Montreal then joined the Atelier Lyrique at the Montreal Opera. He makes frequent guest appearances at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Zurga in Pêcheurs de perles, Posa in Don Carlo, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Germont in La Traviata, Marcello in La Bohème, Silvio in Pagliacci, the title role in Eugene Onegin, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, and Valentin in Faust) and he performs regularly at the Montreal Opera (Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Joe de Rocher in Dead Man Walking, the title role in Eugene Onegin, and the world premiere productions of Kevin March’s Les Feluettes and Another Brick in The Wall by the Quebec composer Julien Bilodeau). He has also appeared at the Rhine Opera, the Zurich Opera and the Nantes Opera (Zurga), the Calgary Opera (the Count in Le nozze di Figaro), the Quebec Opera (Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor), the Montpellier Opera, the Massy Opera, the Avignon Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia); the Glyndebourne Festival (Ramiro in L’Heure espagnole, the Clock and the Cat in L’Enfant et les sortilèges), the Paris Opera (Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride, Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande, Belcore), the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Jacques de Lusignan in Halévy’s La Reine de Chypre), the Sydney Opera (Athanael in a concert version of Thaïs), the Teatro Real in Madrid and the New York Metropolitan Opera (Marcello in La Bohème), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Figaro), and the Marseille Opera (Germont and Valentin). He also performed the title role in Don Giovanni at the Paris Opera. During the 2019-2020 season, he sang the role of Posa (Don Carlo) at the Paris Opera, Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino) and Athanael (Thaïs) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Albert (Werther) at the Metropolitan Opera, and Eugene Onegin in Sydney. He sang the roles of André Thorel (Massenet’s Thérèse) and Bernard (Benjamin Godard’s La Vivandière) in concert with the Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival, Metternich (L’Aiglon) and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, John Sorel (Menotti’s Le Consul) and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Longueil Symphony Orchestra (Canada). His discography includes a solo CD entitled Love Blows as the Wind Blows (Atma Classique), L’Aiglon, conducted by Kent Nagano (Decca), Gordon Getty’s Usher House with the participation of Benedict Cumberbatch (PentaTone Classics), and Thérèse with Alain Altinoglu and the Montpellier Opera Orchestra (Presto Classical).
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