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Olivier Dumait

Olivier Dumait began his musical training at the Centre de Musique Baroque in Versailles then studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was named best “Upcoming Young Opera Singer” in 2002 by Opernwelt magazine for his interpretation of the Prologue in The Turn of the Screw at the Aix Festival.
He played the Chaplain (Dialogues des carmélites) in Toulon and the Performer (Messager’s L’Amour masqué) in Avignon. His repertoire includes numerous roles, including Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), Agenore (Il Re pastore), Antonin (Ciboulette), Médor (Lully’s Roland), the Schoolmaster (The Cunning Little Vixen), Gaston (La Traviata), Flavio (Norma), Mercure (Orphée aux Enfers), Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), the Dance Master and Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jaquino (Fidelio), Céladon (Gérard Pesson’s Pastorale), Bois-Rosé (Les Huguenots), Gérard (Philip Glass’s Les Enfants terribles), Stravinsky’s Renard, and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.
He has sung under the batons of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Harding, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Kazushi Ono, Christophe Rousset, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mark Minkowski at La Monnaie in Brussels, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan, the Amsterdam Opera and Concertgebouw, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Flanders Opera, the Lausanne Opera, the Theater an der Wien, the Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the Aix Festival, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Salle Pleyel, as well as at venues in Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Montpellier, Tours and Limoges. Olivier Dumait also performs in concert (Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette and L’Enfance du Christ, Britten’s Canticles and Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, Jonathan Harvey’s Scene from an opera, Schubert’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis, Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elias, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri…). He also recorded Lully’s Roland with Les Talens Lyriques.

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