French tenor Christophe Mortagne made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Guillot de Morfontaine (Manon) and has since returned to sing Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Guillot de Morfontaine, King Ouf I (L’Étoile) and Spalanzani (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).
Mortagne was born in France and studied at the Paris Conservatoire. He has worked in opera with directors including Stefan Herheim, Kasper Holten and Laurent Pelly, and with conductors including Fabio Luisi, Antonio Pappano and Paolo Carignani. Opera engagements include Guillot de Morfontaine for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, and NHK Hall, Tokyo, Monsieur Triquet for Opéra de Lyon, King Ouf I for Frankfurt Opera and Dutch National Opera, Spoletta (Tosca) for the Chorégies d’Orange Festival, broadcast live on TV France, the title role in Le Roi carotte for Opéra de Lyon (winner of the International Opera Award for Rediscovered Work) and Le Fellah and First Vendor (Rabaud’s Mârouf, savetier du Caire) for the Opéra-Comique.
Mortagne also works as an actor and has been a member of the prestigious Comédie-Française and performed at many French theatres. His recordings include DVDs of Eugene Onegin (The Royal Opera/Opus Arte), La Vie Parisienne (Opéra de Lyon/Virgin) and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Bregenz Festival/Unitel Classica).