French bass Jean Teitgen made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Le Sire de Béthune (Les Vêpres siciliennes).
Teitgen studied economics in Rouen and singing at the Paris Conservatoire. He performs widely for opera companies throughout France, and internationally has sung for La Monnaie, Brussels, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and in Bergen and Dublin. Engagements include Ramfis (Aida) in Nice, Céphée (Lully’s Persée) and Zuniga (Carmen) for Théatre des Champs-Elysées and in Metz and Versailles, Fasolt (Das Rheingold) in Dublin, Abimélech (Samson et Dalila) and King (The Love for Three Oranges) in Geneva, Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Sparafucile (Rigoletto) in Nancy, Lausanne and Avignon, Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Dijon, Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Angers-Nantes Opéra, High Priest (Enescu’s Oedipe) for La Monnaie, Banquo (Macbeth) and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in Tours, Nourrabad (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for Opéra national du Rhin and Ghost of Hector (Les Troyens) in concert with Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Teitgen is a prolific recitalist and has appeared in concert with leading ensembles across Europe.