Born in Paris, Philippe Rouillon studied at the National Consevatory and then at the School of Lyrical Arts (Paris Opera).
A guest on the greatest international stages, his vast 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), Mephistopheles (The Damnation of Faust), the King of Clubs (The Love of Three Oranges), Ourrias (Mireille), Capulet (Gounod's Romeo and Juliet), Brother Laurent (Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet), Chorèbe (The Trojans), Saint-Bris (The Huguenots), the Count des Grieux (Manon), Athanaël (Thaïs), Herod (Hérodiade), Creon (Médée), the title roles in Guillaume Tell (in French), Saint Francis of Assisi by Messiaen, King Arthus by Chausson, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra, Germont in La Traviata, Iago from Otello, Renato from Un ballo in maschera, Scarpia from Tosca, Alfio from Cavalleria rusticana, Tonio from Pagliacci, Carlo Gérard from Andrea Chénier, Don Pizzaro from Fidelio, Amfortas from Parsifal, Kurwenal from Tristan and Isolde, Jochanaan from Salome, Orestes from Elektra.
Recent seasons performances include The Love of the Three Oranges at the Paris Opera (released on DVD) and the Amsterdam Opera, 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, the Father in Louise in Strasburg and Düsseldorf, Tosca at the Semperoper in Dresden, Faust’s Damnation at the Musikverein in Vienna with Fabio Luisi, Samson et Dalila and Le Roi d'Ys (Karnac) in Marseille, Salome at the Vlaamse Opera, The Huguenots in Brussels and Strasburg, the Duke in César Frank’s Stradella and the Prologue of Pagliacci at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Marquis de La Force in Dialogue with the Carmelites at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, Hildribath in Les Barbares by Saint-Saëns in concert (Saint-Étienne), the Duke in Romeo and Juliet in Monte-Carlo and Muscat, Claudius in Hamlet (Lausanne).
He has recorded Faust’s Damnation, Jerusalem, Francesca da Rimini, Lélio, King Arthus, Iphigénie en Tauride, The Childhood of Christ, Saint Francis of Assisi (Kent Nagano), Saint-Saëns’s Les Barbares.
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