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French Baritone Ludovic Tezier is internationally recognized as one of the leading artists of our day and appears regularly at theatres such as the Opera-National, Paris, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera
Recent engagements for Mr. Tezier have included his return to Covent Garden in concert performances of Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix under Mark Elder as well as several roles at the Bastille including Posa in Don Carlos, Marcello in La Boheme and Albert in Werther. Tezier also returned to the Gran Teatro del Liceo as Prince Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades and to the Metropolitan Opera as Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.
The 2012/2013 season began with the artist performing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Carlo in La Forza del Destino, and had performances as Escamillo in Carmen at the Bastille Opera, and a heralded performance as King Alphonse XI in La Favorita at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, amongst others. Engagements for the 2013/2014 season include performing as Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor, as Marcello in La Bohéme, and as Giogrio Germont in La Traviata all at the Opera National de Paris. He will also have performances at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Don Carlo di Vargas La Forza del Destino,
Ludovic Tezier began the 2010/2011 season singing the title role of Eugene Onegin at the Opera National de Paris, where he appeared as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Il Conte di Luna in Il trovatore, which he also performed in Bordeaux. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as returning to the Gran Teatro del Liceu for Falstaff.
Born in Marseille, Tezier completed his vocal and stage studies at the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opéra. He gained his first professional experiences as a member of the Luzern Opera and subsequently began an association with the Oper de Lyon. His roles in the earlier years of his career included Don Giovanni, Marcello, Escamillo in Carmen, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sharpless, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, Belcore in L’Elisir D’Amore, and Ford in Falstaff. Tezier’s international career began in 1999 with invitations to the Glyndebourne Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Grand Theatre de Geneve and at the Teatro alla Scala where he debuted in Carmina Burana under Riccardo Muti.
Tezier debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2002 as Escamillo in Carmen, at the Grand Theatre de la Monnaie as Lescaut in Manon, and at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2005 as Albert in a new production of Werther, also starring Marcelo Alvarez and conducted by Antonio Pappano, and he debuted at the Vienna State Opera the same season as Don Giovanni. His operatic debut at the Teatro alla Scala was as Eugene Onegin, where he later appeared as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Among his recordings are Lucie de Lammermoor recorded for Virgin Records, Puccini’s Le Villi and Bizet’s Ivan IV with Michael Schoenwandt on the podium for the Radio France label. His appearance in the Gala Concert in Baden-Baden opposite Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca and Ramon Vargas was issued on DVD by DGG.