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Julien Behr was born in Lyon and named Best New Opera artist by ADAMI in 2009. That same year, he made his debut at the Aix Festival in the role of Orphée (Orphée aux Enfers). He appeared as Tamino (Die Zauberflote) at the Rouen Opera, the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux and in St Gallen, Switzerland, and went on to make his Paris Opera debut in the same role. His other roles include Ferrando (Così fan tutte) in Nancy; Arbace (Idomeneo) at the Salzburg Mozartwoche and the Theater an der Wien; the title role in Weber’s Abu Hassan in Besançon; Acis (Acis and Galatea) at the Aix Festival and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Gonzalve (L'Heure espagnole) at the Barbican Centre in London; Camille de Rosillon (Die Lustige Witwe) in Avignon; Antonin (Ciboulette) at the Opéra Comique; the Steersman (Der Fliegende Holländer) at the Opéra Royal in Versailles; Mercure (Platée) at the Paris Opera, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Cologne Opera, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Lorraine Opera, the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg and the Lyon Opera; Admète (Alceste) at the Lyon Opera; Fenton (Falstaff) at the Flanders Opera and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Bordeaux Opera. He has also sung the role of Don Ottavio. More recently, he appeared as Jaquino (Fidelio) at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg; Laerte (Hamlet) at the Opéra Comique and in Angers, Rennes and Nantes; Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) at the Nice Opera; Gonzalve, on tour with the Orchestre Les Siècles; Tamino and Prince Philippe (Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne) at the Paris Opera, and Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. He also sang in the world premiere productions of Régis Campo’s Quai Ouest at the Rhine Opera and Michael Jarrell’s Bérénice at the Paris Opera. Julien Behr is a patron of the El Sistema association in France which aims to help children in difficulty through intensive musical training.
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