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Ludovic Tézier

Baritone

Biography

Ludovic Tézier in action.
Ludovic Tézier as Enrico and members of the Royal Opera Chorus in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

French baritone Ludovic Tézier made his Royal Opera debut in 2004 as Albert (Werther) and has since sung Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Antonio (Linda di Chamounix in concert) and Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) for The Royal Opera. In the 2016/17 Season he returns to sing Posa (Don Carlo) and Iago (Otello).

Tézier was born in Marseilles and studied at the Centre National d’Artistes Lyriques (CNIPAL) and on Paris Opéra’s École d’Art lyrique. In 1998 he won Operalia. He began his career with Opéra de Lyon, specializing in Mozart and bel canto roles, and has since sung for major international companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Opéra de Marseilles, Paris Opéra, Théâtre du Capitole and the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals. His current repertory includes Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni, Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Valdeburgo (La straniera), Alphonse XI (La Favorite), Don Carlo (Ernani), Macbeth, Rigoletto, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino), Posa, Simon Boccanegro, Amonasro (Aida), Ford (Falstaff), Wolfram von Eschinbach (Tannhäuser), Valentin (Faust), Eugene Onegin and Scarpia (Tosca).

Tézier performs widely in concert and has given recitals at venues including the Opéra national du Rhin, the Salle Pleyel and Vienna State Opera. He is a Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Katie Mitchell on <em>Lucia di Lammermoor</em> 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

Watch: Katie Mitchell on Lucia di Lammermoor 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

11 March 2016

The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.

Watch: <em>Lucia di Lammermoor</em> live-streamed Insight event

Watch: Lucia di Lammermoor live-streamed Insight event

10 March 2016

Join Director Katie Mitchell and other members of the cast and creative team for a glimpse of the new production before opening night.

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