Régis Mengus Baritone

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history

Régis Mengus studied piano first, before discovering singing at the Conservatory of Metz. He made his operatic debuts at the Opéra de Metz and was quickly noticed for his performances in Carmen at the Lille and Caen Operas, Véronique at the Opéra de St‑Etienne, Faust at the Opéra de Metz. Mengus has since enriched his repertoire, adding lead roles such as Danilo (The Merry Widow) at the Opéra-théâtre de Reims and the Operas Houses in Nice and Lausanne, Marcello (La Bohème) at the Opéra de Reims, Ourias (Mireille) and Figaro (The Barber of Seville). In October 2013, he won the First Prize and the Public Award of the Vivonne Singing International Competition and then, in March 2014, the First Prize, the Public Award and the Special Low Voices Prize of the Bordeaux International Competition, as well as the Opéra National de Bordeaux’s Prize. He returned to the Opéra de Lausanne to perform the Husband in The Breasts of Tiresias, Valentin (Faust) and the title-role in Hamlet. Other roles include Karnac (Le Roi d’Ys) at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the Opéra de Reims and Escamillo (Carmen) at the Opéra de Rennes. He also performed at the Operas Houses of Massy, Montpellier (Sparck in Fantasio), Tours (Papageno in The Magic Flute), Marseille (Phanor in The Queen of Saba, and the title-role in Eugene Onegin), at the Deustche Oper Berlin (Hoël in Dinorah ou le Pardon de Ploermel). Other projects include Escamillo (Carmen) at the Opera du Rhin, Ourias (Mireille) at the Opéra de Metz, The Husband (The Breasts of Tiresias) for the Glyndebourne Festival.

In his Paris Opera debut 

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