Ludovic Tézier
Baritone

Season 17/18 Artist
© Elie Ruderman

After making his debut in the troupe of the Lucerne Opera, Ludovic Tézier joined the Lyon Opera. He began by performing the great roles of Mozart (the Count, Don Giovanni), as well as roles in the bel canto repertoire (Belcore, Malatesta, Marcello, Ford). He makes regular guest appearances at many of the world’s great opera venues: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Paris Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Liceu in Barcelona, The Capitole in Toulouse, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz, and Glyndebourne, and the Chorégies d’Orange… He has sung under the baton of numerous conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Evelino Pido, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, and Riccardo Mutti.
His repertoire includes the title roles in Hamlet, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, and Werther (in the baritone version) as well as Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera), Ford (Falstaff), Posa (Don Carlo), Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Germont (La Traviata), Valentin (Faust), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), and Marcello (La Bohème)…
More recently, he sang the role of Marc-Antoine (Cléopâtre) at the Salzburg Festival and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Don Carlo (La Forza del Destino) at the Liceu in Barcelona and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Escamillo (Carmen), Marcello, Giorgio Germont, Scarpia (Tosca) and the Count di Luna (Il Trovatore) at the Paris Opera, Alphonse XI (La Favorite) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Capitole in Toulouse and the Salzburg Festival, Posa at the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Vienna Staatsoper, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Paris Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Valdeburgo (La Straniera) at the Marseille Opera, Don Carlo (Ernani) at the Monte Carlo Opera, Amonasro (Aida) in Rome in a concert version conducted by Antonio Pappano (recorded for Warner Classics), the title role in Rigoletto at the Capitole in Toulouse, and the title role in Macbeth at the Liceu in Barcelona.

Creations at the Opera

  • Marcello

    La Bohème - 2001,2009, 2014

  • Il Conte di Almaviva

    Le Nozze di Figaro - 2003, 2010

  • Eletski

    La Dame de pique - 2005, 2012

  • Enrico Ashton

    Lucia di Lammermoor - 2006, 2013

  • Renato

    Un ballo in maschera - 2007, 2009

  • Albert

    Werther - 2009, 2010

  • Werther

    Werther - 2009

  • Rodrigo

    Don Carlo - 2010

  • Eugène Onéguine

    Eugène Onéguine - 2010

  • Escamillo

    Carmen - 2012

  • Giorgio Germont

    La Traviata - 2014

Currently in

Career history

CNIPAL, Paris Opera School of Opera with Michel Sénéchal

Distinctions

Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2011