Laurent Laberdesque
Baritone

Chorus of the Opera

Laurent Laberdesque began his musical training at the age of six learning to play the trumpet. After obtaining his diploma at the Conservatory, he started taking voice lessons in parallel with his engineering studies. In 2007, he was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) and throughout his time there he participated in numerous master-classes, most notably with Robert Massard, Sylvia Sass and Margreet Honig. During his years of study, he performed in numerous opera productions including Carmen (Moralès, Dancaire), La Traviata (Baron Douphol) and Dialogues des carmélites (the Geôlier). In 2009, he performed the role of Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Cité de la Musique under the baton of Kenneth Weiss. He has also participated in numerous operetta productions: Messager’s L’Amour masqué (Baron d’Agnot) at the Musée d’Orsay Amphitheatre in Paris, Die lustige Witwe (Danilo) and La Périchole (Panatellas). In 2011, he made his debut at the Lyon Opera in Tristan und Isolde (in the role of the Helmsman under the direction of Kirill Petrenko), and he participated in the world premiere of Levinas’ La Métamorphose based on the work by Kafka (the role of the Tenant) at the Lille Opera. More recently, he performed the role of Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio at the Auditorium Saint-Germain in Paris. He sings regularly in recital performing works like, L’Horizon chimérique (Fauré), Les Quatre Poèmes (Ropartz), Les Chansons de Don Quichotte (Ibert), the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the Kindertotenlieder (Mahler). He has also lent his vocal talents to several programmes of sacred music: Giles Swaynes’ Missa Tiburtina, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart’s Missa Brevis, Haydn’s Hamoniemesse, Lully’s Motets and more recently, performing the role of Jesus in Liszt’s Via Crucis. In 2013, Laurent Laberdesque joined the Paris Opera Chorus and will soon be performing as a soloist in Der Rosenkavalier (a Servant).