French bass Jean Teitgen sings Le Sire de Béthune (Les Vêpres siciliennes) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season, making his Royal Opera and UK debut.
Born in France, Teitgen studied economics in Rouen and singing at the Paris Conservatoire. He performs widely for opera companies throughout France, and has also sung for La Monnaie, Brussels, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and in Bergen and Dublin. Engagements include Ramfis (Aida) in Nice, Fasolt (Das Rheingold) in Dublin, Abimélech (Samson et Dalila) and King (L’Amour des trois 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
Teitgen is also a prolific recitalist and has appeared in concert with leading ensembles across Europe.