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Frédéric Antoun

Tenor

Biography

Frédéric Antoun in action.
Frédéric Antoun as Cassio in Otello, The Royal Opera © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

French-Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun made his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season as Tonio (La Fille du régiment) and has since sung Raúl (The Exterminating Angel), Cassio (Otello) and Fenton (Falstaff). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Alfredo Germont (La traviata).

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 Bavarian State 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. 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 Orphée (Orphée et Eurydice), Gérald (Lakmé), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Des Grieux (Manon), Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) and Gonzalve (L’Heure espagnole). He has sung Mozart roles including Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and bel canto roles including Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Tonio and Arturo (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.

Photos

Anna Prohaska as Nannetta and Frédéric Antoun as Fenton in Falstaff, The Royal Opera

Production Photo of Falstaff, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun, Audrey Luna, and David Adam Moore in The Exterminating Angel (C) ROH 2017. Photograph by Clive Barda

Frédéric Antoun as Fenton and Anna Prohaska as Nannetta in Falstaff, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello and Frédéric Antoun as Cassio in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio in Otello, The Royal Opera

Jonas Kaufmann as Otello and Frédéric Antoun as Cassio in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, Simon Shibambu as Montano, Marco Vratogna as Iago and Thomas Atkins as Roderigo in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, members of the Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus and actors in rehearsal for Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun

Iestyn Davies, Frederic Antoun and Sally Matthews in The Exterminating Angel (C) ROH 2017. Photograph by Clive Barda

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio and Marco Vratogna as Iago in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio, Marco Vratogna as Iago and Thomas Atkins as Roderigo in Otello, The Royal Opera

Frédéric Antoun as Cassio and Maria Agresta as Desdemona in Otello, The Royal Opera

Craig Colclough as Pistol, Michael Colvin as Bardolph, Frédéric Antoun as Fenton, Simon Keenlyside as Ford and Carlo Bosi as Dr Caius in Falstaff, The Royal Opera