Philippe Rouillon Baritone

Biography

Born in Paris, Philippe Rouillon studied at the National Consevatory and then at the School of Lyrical Arts (Paris Opera).

His repertoire includes the roles of Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande), the High Priest (Samson et Dalila), Thoas (Iphigénie en Tauride), the Four Devils (The Tales of Hoffmann), Mephisto (The Damnation of Faust), Ourrias (Mireille), Capulet (Gounod's Romeo and Juliet), Chorèbe (The Trojans), Athanaël (Thaïs), Herod (Hérodiade), Creon (Médée), Germont (La Traviata), Iago (Otello), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Scarpia (Tosca), Amfortas (Parsifal), Jochanaan (Salome), Orestes (Elektra), Ruprecht (L’Ange de feu), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Günther (Le Crépuscule des dieux), Le Chevalier (Ondine by Daniel-Lesur), Tonio (I Pagliacci) and Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana).

He has sang the title roles in Guillaume Tell, Saint Francis of Assisi by Messiaen, King Arthus by Chausson, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Nabucco.

Recent seasons performances include The Love of the Three Oranges at the Paris Opera and in Amsterdam, Manon at La Scala in Milan and the Liceu in Barcelona, Medea at the Theater an der Wien and La Monnaie in Brussels, La Traviata in Cincinnati, Michele in Il Tabarro in Warsaw, Tosca at the Semperoper in Dresden, Faust’s Damnation at the Musikverein in Vienna, Hérode in Hérodiade at the Staatsoper in Vienna and at the Flemish Opera in Antwerp, The Huguenots in Brussels and Strasburg; at the Royal Opera of Wallonia he sang the Duke in César Frank’s Stradella, the Prologue of Pagliacci and the role of Creon in Stravinsky's Oedipus-Rex, the Marquis de La Force in Dialogue with the Carmelites at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Claudius (Hamlet) in Lausanne and Nantes, Orest's tutor in Elektra at the Paris Opera.

He has recorded the title-roles of Henry VIIIKing ArthusSaint Francis of Assisi, and Faust’s Damnation, Jerusalem, Francesca da Rimini, Lélio, Iphigénie en Tauride, The Childhood of Christ, Les Barbares, Parsifal and Thais for France 3.

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