Frédéric Antoun makes his debut with The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season singing Tonio (La Fille du régiment).
Antoun was born and raised in Canada and studied piano and cello as a child. Following in the footsteps of his parents – an orthopaedic surgeon and a dietician – he began his studies working towards a diploma in health sciences, but eventually pursued a career in music. He went on to study singing at the University of Montréal, completing his Masters at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Antoun has appeared with major companies worldwide, including the Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, New York City Opera and Opéra-Comique, Paris, in repertory ranging from Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie) to Caliban (Adès’s The Tempest). He has sung Mozart roles including Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Idamante (Idomeneo) in France and Canada, and has recently developed his repertory of Romantic French opera, singing roles such as Laërte (Hamlet), Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) and Gérald (Lakmé).
Antoun has worked with opera directors including Carsen, Lepage and Pelly. He is also active in the oratorio repertory, and has appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles in works including Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem. In addition to singing, he is a composer and a keen sportsman who enjoys windsurfing, swimming, skiing and rollerblading.