Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun made his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season as Tonio (La Fille du régiment). In the 2016/17 Season he returns to sing Raúl (The Exterminating Angel) and Cassio (Otello). In the 2017/18 Season he sings Fenton (Falstaff).
Antoun was born in Québec and trained at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. He has worked with such conductors as Alain Altinoglu, Ivor Bolton, Emmanuelle Haïm, Marc Minkowski and Michel Plasson, and directors including Pierre Audi, Robert Carsen, Barrie Kosky, Robert Lepage, Laurent Pelly and Olivier Py. He has appeared with such international companies as New York City Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, La Monnaie, Brussels, Dutch National Opera, Theater an der Wien, Opéra-Comique, Paris, Paris Opéra, Salzburg Festival and Zürich Opera House. His large repertory ranges from Hippolyte (Hippolyte et Aricie) to Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) and Caliban (Adès’s The Tempest). His French roles include Gérald (Lakmé), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles). He has sung Mozart roles including Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and bel canto roles including Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tonio (La Fille du régiment) and Lord Arturo Talbo (I puritani).
Antoun is also active in the oratorio repertory, and has appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles in works including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and Passions and Mozart’s Requiem.