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 trained at Centre national d’insertion professionnelle d’artistes lyriques, Marseille, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. His broad repertory includes around forty roles, from early Baroque to contemporary opera. 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) in Paris, Glasgow, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Aix-en-Provence and Tokyo, Falstaff in Lyon, Santa Fe and for Glyndebourne Festival, Pandolfe (Cendrillon) in Barcelona, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Metropolitan Opera, Germont (La traviata) in Santa Fe, Tokyo and Dallas and Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) in Lyon.
Further engagements include Ruprecht (The Fiery Angel) and Mamm’Agata (Viva la mamma) in Lyon, Capulet (Roméo et Juliette) for the Metropolitan Opera and creating the title role in Francesconi’s Trompe-la-Mort for Paris Opéra.