Olivier Ayault
Baritone

Season 17/18 ArtistChorus of the Opera
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Olivier Ayault studied singing with Nadia Wroblewska at the Sergei Rachmaninov Conservatoire in Paris. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Eurydice Ensemble and has taken part in numerous performances of chamber music and opera, notably in Italy. He has a wide repertoire of opera, lieder and religious works. He performed the role of Germont in La Traviata, the title role in Rigoletto and Silvio in I Pagliacci in a production at the Rachmaninov Conservatoire. He is also keen to revive 19th and 20th century works that have disappeared from the repertoire. In 2007, he took part in a tour of California with the Eurydice Ensemble and in 2008, he performed as bass solo in two major works from the Baroque repertoire: Handel’s Messiah at the American Cathedral in Paris and Bach’s Saint Mathiew Passion in Fontainbleau, Avon and Paris. He has interpreted the roles of Sancho in Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Don Escamillo in Carmen, Leporello in Don Giovanni and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. In 2009, he toured France as Marullo in Rigoletto with “Opéras en plein air” (Opera in the open air). Nariné Simonian, the Armenian organist, entrusted the role of Thoas in Gluck’s Iphegenia in Tauris, to him. He then wrote and directed españa juanita at the théâtre du tambour royal, his second production. he is a member of the paris opera chorus.

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