Olivier Ayault
Baritone

Season 17/18 ArtistChorus of the Opera
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Olivier Ayault attended the voice class of Nadia Wroblewska at the Conservatoire Russe Serge Rachmaninov in Paris. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Ensemble Eurydice and has participated in numerous chamber music and opera concerts, most notably in Italy. His extensive repertoire includes operas, melodies and religious works.
He sang excerpts from La Traviata (Germont), Rigoletto and Pagliacci (Silvio) during a performance at the Conservatoire Rachmaninov. He also endeavours to revive 19th and 20th century works that have since disappeared from the major repertoire. He gave a concert of rare arias from the Italian, Russian and French repertoires as part of the Fête de la Musique celebrations and in 2006, he took part in the Musical Season of the ship Daphné, on the Quai Montebello in Paris. In 2007, he went on tour to California with the Ensemble Eurydice and performed the role of Escamillo in Carmen in Paris. In 2008, he sang the bass solo sections of two major works from the baroque repertoire: Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion. He went on to sing the role of Sancho in Massenet’s Don Quichotte at the Château de Joinville, then in Paris as part of the “Opéra des Rues” festival and finally in Besançon and Chaumont. He also performed the title role in Gianni Schicchi in Paris in a production by Florence Guignolet. In 2009, he took part in the “Opéras en Plein Air” French tour (Marullo in Rigoletto).
The Armenian-born organist Nariné Simonian, gave him the role of Thoas in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride after which he created his second production, España Juanita, at the Théâtre du Tambour Royal. In 2010, he sang the role of Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Auditorium La Fontaine in Paris and Masetto at the Summum Theatre in Grenoble. he is also a member of the Paris Opera Chorus. 

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