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Frédéric Antoun
Tenor

Season 20/21 Artist
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Frédéric Antoun was born in Quebec and studied voice at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His extensive repertoire ranges from Rameau to Stravinsky with a particular affinity for French opera, Mozart and bel canto. He has made guest appearances at the New York City Opera (Prince Charming in Cinderella), the COC in Toronto (Tamino in Die Zauberflöte), the Charleston Festival (Romeo in Roméo et Juliette), the Montreal Opera (Gerald in Lakmé, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Florida Grand Opera (Lindoro in La Cenerentola, Almaviva), La Monnaie in Brussels (Cinderella), the Amsterdam Opera (Achilles in Iphigénie en Aulide), the Theater an der Wien (Laërte in Hamlet) and at many of the prestigious opera venues in France: the Théâtre du Châtelet (Tamino), the Opéra Comique (Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux), Toulouse (Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem serail, Hippolyte in Hippolyte and Aricie), Montpellier (Orphée in Orphée aux enfers, Tamino and Gerald), and Nice (the Chevalier in Dialogues des carmélites). He has sung under the direction of conductors like Marc Minkowski, Emmanuelle Haïm, Michel Plasson, Alain Altinoglu, Ivor Bolton, and Mikko Franck. More recently, he appeared in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest (Caliban) at the Quebec Festival, Lakmé in Montpellier and the Opéra Comique, L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) in Marseille, L’Heure espagnole (Gonzalve) with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Dialogues des carmélites and Falstaff (Fenton) at the COC in Toronto, Gluck’s Armide (Renaud) in Amsterdam, Die Fledermaus (Alfred) and Manon (the Chevalier Des Grieux) at the Opéra Comique. He made debut appearances at London’s Royal Opera House in La Fille du régiment (Tonio), the Salzburg Festival in the world premiere production of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon, the Paris Opera in Die Entführung aus dem serail, and the Zurich Opera in Les Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir). He also sang in the world premiere production of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel at the New York Metropolitan Opera, London’s Covent Garden and the Salzburg Festival. More recently, he sang the roles of Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Zurich Opera and the Paris Opera, Cassio (Otello) and Fenton (Falstaff) at London’s Royal Opera House, Thespis (Platée), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Cassio at the Paris Opera, Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the Capitole in Toulouse, Jupiter and Apollo (Semele) in Zurich, and Romeo (Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette)in Cincinnati. During the 2019-2020 season, he sang Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Montreal, Alfredo (La Traviata) at London’s Royal Opera House, Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride) in Zurich, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) at the Paris Opera.

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