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Jean Teitgen

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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, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Samson et Dalila). 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, the Maggio Musicale in Florence), Colline in La Bohème (in 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 theThéâtre des Champs-Elysées), Pierre l’Ermite in La Nonne sanglante (the 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), and Gessler in Guillaume Tell (the Lyon Opera). Jean Teitgen also performs in concert (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, Lully’s Persée, Saint Saëns’ Proserpine, Messager’s Monsieur Beaucaire, Les Troyens with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg under the direction of John Nelson, Thaïs (Palémon) at the Teatro Real in Madrid and in Peralada alongside Placido Domingo. He recently dazzled audiences and critics alike when he made his role debut as Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) at the Montpellier Opera and sang the role of Alvise in the Olivier Py production of La Gioconda at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. He also made his Paris Opera debut (as Luther and Crespel) in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.  

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