Julien Behr Tenor
Season 23/24 Artist

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Julien Behr first graduated from the University of Lyon III with a master's degree in business law and then entered the Lyon Conservatoire in 2005. Five years later, he achieved his vocal studies with the First Prize. In 2009, he was awarded the “singers’ revelation of the year” by the association ADAMI and made his stage debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the title role of Orpheus in the Underworld.

He was soon invited to many opera houses in France and abroad, with major roles from the Mozart repertoire: Tamino (The Magic Flute), Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Belmonte (Il Seraglio) and Arbace (Idomeneo).

Julien Behr then explored other repertoires, such as Bel Canto with the roles of Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale). He also performed Admète (Alceste), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), Fenton (Falstaff), Laërte (Hamlet) and Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress).

More recently in 2021, he made his role debut as Alfredo (La Traviata) in Turin. In the 2023/24 season, he performs the role of Ange Pitou (La Fille de Madame Angot) at Opéra Comique, Gérald (Lakmé) at Opéra national du Rhin, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at MusikTheater an der Wien, Don José (Carmen) in Cologne, Hamburg and Madrid. He also performs concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Named in the category “singer’s revelation of the year” at the Victoires de la musique classique in 2013, he regularly participates in various TV shows. In 2018, he released his first solo CD, Confidence, with the Opéra national de Lyon’s Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Bleuse.

At the Paris Opera: The Magic Flute (Tamino), 2015, 2019; Platée (Mercure), 2015; Bérénice (Arsace), 2018; Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne (Prince Philippe), 2020; Iphigénie en Tauride (Pylade), 2021; Hamlet (Laërte), 2023

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 June to 11 July 2024

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