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Stéphane Degout

Baritone

Biography

Stéphane Degout in action.
Stéphane Degout as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Mark Douet

French baritone Stéphane Degout made his Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Dandini (La Cenerentola) and has since sung Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera. In the 2017/18 Season he returns to sing King (Lessons in Love and Violence, world premiere).

Degout studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse, Lyon, and was a member of the Atelier Lyrique of Opéra de Lyon. He made his professional operatic debut in 1999 as Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) for the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Since then he has sung for such companies as Paris Opéra, Berlin State Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, Theater an der Wien, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, and Bavarian State Opera, and at the Salzburg, Glyndebourne, Holland and Chorégies d’Orange festivals. His repertory includes Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Thésée (Hippolyte et Aricie), Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Count Almaviva, Guglielmo, Papageno, Raimbaud (Le Comte Ory), Wolfram von Eschinbach (Tannhäuser), the title role in Hamlet, Albert (Werther), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) and Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande). Role creations include Director (Pommerat’s Pinocchio).

Degout gives regular recitals throughout Europe and in New York. Alongside several DVD opera recordings, he has recorded CDs of French song, Ein deutsches Requiem and Fauré’s Requiem for Naïve Records. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Videos

News and features

New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

31 January 2017

Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Mozart’s <em>Le nozze di Figaro</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative teams on Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro

5 October 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Le nozze di Figaro including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

<em>Le nozze di Figaro</em> to be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 5 October 2015

Le nozze di Figaro to be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 5 October 2015

28 September 2015

Mozart's classic comedy stars Erwin Schrott and Sophie Bevan.

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