Luc Bertin-Hugault earned a Master’s in Voice and a Master’s in Chamber Music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris in 2010—the same year in which he was named Opera Revelation by ADAMI. Soon thereafter, he began to leave his mark in a varierty of roles on opera stages in France and abroad: the Mandarin in Turandot at the Chorégies d’Orange; Brander in Huit scènes de Faust and Don Pedro in Béatrice et Bénédict at the Berlioz Festival in Côte Saint-André and the Dresden Festival; the Hermit in Der Freischütz at the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC Proms and the Opéra Comique; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris and in Saint-Etienne; the Doctor in Pelléas et Mélisande; Ahmad in Marouf and a Spirit in Manfred at the Opéra Comique; the Priest and the Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen in Reims, Liège and Rouen; Rocco in Fidelio in Limoges; the Commendatore in Don Giovanni in Besançon and Limoges; the title role in Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Chaumont and Besançon; Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Île d’Yeu Escales Lyriques Festival; a Flemish Envoy in Don Carlo and Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata at the Paris Opera; the Old Man (in Suzanne Giraud’s Caravaggio) and Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) in Metz; Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Seneca in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, and Salieri in Mozart and Salieri at the Strasbourg Musica Festival; and Le Bailli in a concert version of Werther at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. He also performs regularly in concert (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat, Passions, cantatas and masses, Mozart’s Requiem and masses, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time). He also sings in recital (Mozart’s concert arias at the Prades Festival with the Talich Quartet).
In addition, he created a piano-voice duet with his sister Anne. More recently, he appeared in Pelléas et Mélisande (the Doctor / a Shepherd) in Limoges, Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro) in Nice, Les Pêcheurs de perles (Nourabad) in concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, The Last Day of a Condemned Man (the Executioner) in Marseille, the world premiere production of Violetta Cruz’s La Princesse légère at the Théâtre Impérial in Compiègne, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Crespel) in Metz and Saint-Étienne, Samson et Dalila (the Old Hebrew) in Metz, La Nonne sanglante (Baron de Moldaw) at the Opéra Comique, and Pelléas et Mélisande (Arkel) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Brander (La Damnation de Faust) in Nice.