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). 

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 Lisbon), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Bergen and Rouen), Zuniga in Carmen (Orange, Madrid, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and London's Royal Opera House), the Sultan in 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 in Compiègne. 

During the 2023-2024 season, his roles include Sarastro (The Magic Flute) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Gessler at the Vienna Staatsoper and Claudius (Hamlet) at the Salzburg Festival.

At the Paris Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Luther / Crespel), 2020 ; Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne (le Chambellan), 2020 ; Platée (Jupiter), 2022 ; I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Capellio), 2022 ; Hamlet (Claudius), 2022 ; Roméo et Juliette (Frère Laurent), 2023

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 02 to 23 November 2024
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 28 February to 27 March 2025
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 June to 11 July 2024

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