French-Canadian baritone Etienne Dupuis makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Marcello (La bohème).
Dupuis was born in Montreal, and studied at McGill University. He was a member of l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. He has appeared in various roles for Deutsche Oper Berlin, including Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (Don CarloLa traviata), Zurga (Les Pîecheurs de perles), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Silvio (Pagliacci), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Eugene Onegin. Other appearances include Figaro for Bavarian State Opera, Marcello for Teatro Real, Madrid, Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride) for Paris Opéra, Pink (the world premiere of Roger Waters’s Another Brick in the Wall) for Opéra de Montréal, Claudio (Béatrice et Bénédict) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Lescaut (Manon) for Opéra de Marseilles, Ramiro (L’Heure espagnole) and Grandfather Clock and Tom Cat (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) for Glyndebourne Festival, Zurga for Zürich Opera and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Calgary Opera.
Dupuis has also performed various opera roles in concert, including Athanaël (Thaïs) for Opera Australia and André Thorel (Massenet’s Thérèse) for the Festival de Radio France. Other concert repertory includes Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.