Thomas Bettinger Tenor


After his music and dramatic arts studies in Bordeaux, Thomas Bettinger studied singing with Lionel Sarrazin, who is still his teacher today. 

He made his debut at the Paris Opera in a creation by Philippe Fénelon, La Cerisaie, in the role of A Ball Guest. Invited by the Bru Zane Foundation, he sang Félicien David’s Herculanum and Joncières’s Le Dernier Jour de Pompeï in Venice and at the Cité de la Musique. 

He portrayed Lucano and Liberto (L'incoronazione di Poppea) in a production by Krzysztof Warlikowski in Montpellier, Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) staged by Louis Désiré at the Saint-Étienne Opera and, more recently, the title-role of Faust at the opera houses of Massy, Saint-Étienne, Reims and Metz, Rustighello (Lucrèce Borgia) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Des Grieux (Manon) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux. 

In concert, he sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, in Avignon and Metz, and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette in Saint-Étienne. 

Recent highlights include the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) in Metz and Reims, the Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des carmélites) at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Lenski (Eugene Onegin) at the Opéra de Marseille, Don José (Carmen) in Massy and Reims, Andrès (Wozzeck) in Toulouse, the title-role of Werther at the Opéra de Nice and the Opéra de Marseille, the title-role of Joncières’s Lancelot and Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Opéra de Saint-Étienne, the title-role of Faust at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Metz.

Upcoming projects include the Chevalier de la Force in Bordeaux, Gérard (Lakmé) in Nice, Ruggero (Rondine) in Metz, Don José in Clermont-Ferrand, Pinkerton in Marseille, Roméo and Manrico (Il Trovatore) at Grand Théâtre de Québec.

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

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