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). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Schmidt (Werther).
His repertory includes other noted character tenor roles including Father Confessor (Dialogues des Carmélites), Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole), Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Guillot de Morfontaine (Manon), Holy Fool (Boris Godunov), Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Pong (Turandot), Rodolphe (Guillaume Tell), Sellem (The Rake’s Progress), Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel), Spoletta (Tosca), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Bardolfo (Falstaff) and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro). He has also sung contemporary and later 20th-century repertory, including Chess Player in the world premiere of Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit for Opéra de Lyon and Shepherd (Enescu’s Oedipe) for his 2019 Salzburg Festival debut.
He works with conductors including Antonio Pappano, John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Bertrand de Billy, Evelino Pidò, Ingo Metzmacher, Wayne Marshall and Paolo Olmi, and collaborates with such directors as Laurent Pelly, Francesca Zambello, Adrian Noble, Pierre Audi, John Fulljames, Achim Freyer and Olivier Py. He has performed at opera houses and concert venues including the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris’s Opéra-Comique and Théâtre du Châtelet, the Granada International Music Festival, Dutch National Opera, Mariinsky Theatre-St Petersburg, Opéra de Marseille and in Tokyo and Luxembourg. He has also sung at the Cologne Philharmonie. Vincent Ordonneau is also qualified as a chartered engineer in Electronics and Computer Science.