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Ludovic Tézier



Ludovic Tézier in action.
Ludovic Tézier as Enrico and members of the Royal Opera Chorus in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

French baritone Ludovic Tézier made his Royal Opera debut in 2004 as Albert (Werther) and has since sung Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Antonio (Linda di Chamounix?in concert) and Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) for The Royal Opera. In the 2018/19 Season he returns to sing Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino).

Tézier was born in Marseilles and studied at the Centre National d’Artistes Lyriques (CNIPAL) and at Paris Opéra’s École d’Art lyrique. In 1998 he won Operalia. He began his career with Opéra de Lyon, specializing in Mozart and bel canto roles, and has since sung for major international companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Opéra de Marseille, Paris Opéra, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals. His current repertory includes Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Valdeburgo (La straniera), Alphonse XI (La Favorite), Don Carlo (Ernani), Macbeth, Rigoletto, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino), Posa (Don Carlo), Simon Boccanegra, Amonasro (Aida), Ford (Falstaff), Wolfram von Eschenbach (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Eugene Onegin and Scarpia (Tosca).

Tézier performs widely in concert and has given recitals at venues including the Opéra national du Rhin, the Salle Pleyel and Vienna State Opera. He is a Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres.


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