French bass-baritone Laurent Naouri made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Escamillo (Carmen). In the 2017/18 Season he returns to sing Don Gaspar (L’Ange de Nisida) in concert.
Naouri sings for the world’s leading opera companies in a broad repertory of around forty roles. His notable engagements include the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Paris, Madrid, Orange, Zürich, Milan, Barcelona, Munich and for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Paris Opéra, Teatro Real, the Liceu, in Berlin and Glasgow and for the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence festivals, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Aix-en-Provence and Tokyo, Verdi’s Sir John Falstaff for Opéra de Lyon, Santa Fe and for Glyndebourne Festival, Pandolfe (Cendrillon) for the Liceu and the Metropolitan Opera, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Metropolitan Opera, Giorgio Germont (La traviata) in Santa Fe, Tokyo and Dallas and Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) and Ruprecht (The Fiery Angel) for Opéra de Lyon.
Naouri has also sung in contemporary opera, including Vautrin in the world premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Trompe la Mort for Paris Opéra. He appears widely in concert, including appearances with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra and Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival.