French tenor Vincent Ordonneau made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Le Remendado (Carmen) and has since returned to sing the Four Servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).
Ordonneau trained as a chartered engineer in electronics and data processing before making his operatic debut in 1995 with Lyons Opera. His opera credits include Ferrando (Così fan tutte) for the Centre de Formation de l’Opéra de Paris, Vincent (Mireille), Borsa (Rigoletto), Oreste (La Belle Hélène) and Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in Lyons, Dancing-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) in Tokyo, Nathanaël (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro) for Marseilles Opera, Le Remendado in Nancy, Dandolo (Hérold’s Zampa) for Opéra-Comique and in Caen, Count Almaviva, Babylas (Offenbach’s M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le…), First Jew (Salome) and Le Pendu (Glanert’s Les Trois Enigmes) for Montpellier Opera, Le Remendado for Opéra-Comique and in Granada, Spoletta (Tosca) in Avignon, Roldophe (Guillaume Tell) for Dutch National Opera, in Rome and with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole) for Opéra-Comique and in Tokyo and Fourth Jew (Salome) for Bordeaux Opera.
Ordonneau has sung in concert throughout France and Italy, in repertory including Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, Bach’s B Minor Mass and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. He has worked with such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Paolo Carignani, William Christie, John Eliot Gardiner, Wayne Marshall, Paolo Olmi, Antonio Pappano and Evelino Pidò.