Jean Teitgen Bass

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Jean Teitgen graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he also was awarded a prize for singing. 

His vast repertoire ranges from baroque to 20th century music, with a particular affinity for the great Italian repertoire (Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti) and the French repertoire (Auber’s La Muette de Portici, Chabrier’s L’Étoile, Saint-Saëns’ Les Barbares and Samson et Dalila, and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande). 

He has made guest appearances at many of the great European opera houses. Over the last few seasons he has appeared as the King in The Love for Three Oranges (Geneva and Florence), Colline in La Bohème (Montpellier), Béthune in Les Vêpres siciliennes (London’s Royal Opera House), Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette (Monte Carlo, Oman and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Bergen and Rouen), Zuniga in Carmen (Orange, Madrid, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Royal Opera House), the Sultan in Rabaud’s Mârouf, savetier du Caire (Bordeaux and the Opéra Comique), Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande (at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Pierre l’Ermite in La Nonne sanglante (Opéra Comique), King Heinrich in Lohengrin (Rouen and Nantes), Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Toulon, Nancy and Bordeaux), Ramfis in Aida (Nice and Nancy), Timur in Turandot (Marseille), Gessler in Guillaume Tell (the Lyon Opera), Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra (the Montpellier Opera), Alvise in La Gioconda (La Monnaie in Brussels), the Chamberlain in Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne and Luther and Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Paris Opera.

In July 2021, he sang Jacopo Lorendano (I due Foscari) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and more recently Herod (L'Enfance du Christ) at the Berlioz Festival, Arkel (Pelléas and Mélisande) in Compiègne. In early 2022, he was the Count Des Grieux in Manon at the Paris Opera.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 21 September to 14 October 2022
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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 08 March to 09 April 2023
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 14 June to 15 July 2023
  • Palais Garnier
  • from 17 June to 12 July 2022
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