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Frédéric Antoun was born in Quebec and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His extensive repertoire ranges from Rameau to Stravinsky and encompasses a particular affinity for French opera, Mozart and bel canto. He has made guest appearances at the New York City Opera, the COC in Toronto, the Charleston Festival, the Montreal Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Theater an der Wien as well as many of the great French opera houses: the Théâtre du Châtelet (Tamino), the Opéra Comique (Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux), Toulouse (Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hippolyte in Hippolyte et Aricie), Montpellier (Orphée in Orphée aux enfers, Tamino and Gerald), and Nice (Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des carmélites). More recently, he sang in Thomas Adès’ The Tempest (Caliban) at the Quebec Festival, Lakmé in Montpellier and at 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, and Die Fledermaus (Alfred) at the Opéra Comique. He made his Royal Opera House debut in London in La Fille du régiment (Tonio) and sang at the Salzburg Festival for the first time in the world premiere production of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon. He made house debuts at the Paris Opera in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and at the Zurich Opera in Les Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir) and also sang in the world premiere production of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel—a joint commission between the New York Metropolitan Opera, London’s Covent Garden and the Salzburg Festival. His other roles include Ferrando at the Zurich Opera and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich; Cassio (Otello), Fenton (Falstaff), and Alfredo Germont (La Traviata) at London’s Royal Opera House; Thespis (Platée), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Ferrando and Cassio at the Paris Opera, Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the Capitole in Toulouse, Jupiter and Apollon (Semele), and Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride) in Zurich; Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Montreal, le Chevalier des Grieux (Manon) at the Opéra Comique, and Roméo (Gounod Roméo et Juliette) in Cincinnati.
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