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Pascal Charbonneau

Tenor

Biography

Canadian tenor Pascal Charbonneau makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Aljeja (From the House of the Dead).

Charbonneau studied at McGill University and the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. Opera engagements include David (Charpentier’s David et Jonathas) for Opéra-Comique, Paris, Théâtre de Caen, Brooklyn Academy, New York, and Edinburgh International Festival, Aljeja for Opéra national du Rhin, Castor (Castor et Pollux) for Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Opéra de Québec, Jack (Into the Woods) for Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Prince Saphir (Barbe-bleue) for Opéra national de Lorraine and Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Nederlandse Reisopera. His other repertory includes Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jaquino (Fidelio), Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady) and Acis (Acis and Galatea).

Charbonneau performs regularly in concert with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie. Other concert appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Bach’s Magnificat (Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral), Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and L’Enfance du Christ (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal), Bach’s St John Passion (Washington National Cathedral), Bach’s B Minor Mass (Tafelmusik), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Toronto Bach Consort), Carmina Burana (Ottawa and Asheville symphony orchestras and Orchestre Métropolitain, Montréal), Messiah (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra) and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Berkshire Choral International, USA, and Edinburgh Festival).