Sebastien Droy TENOR

Sébastien Droy is a French tenor who studied musicology for 4 years at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1999, he entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris as a singer.

After receiving his diploma in 2003, he began a career which consisted mainly in opera singing. From the very start he performed around 25 different roles ranging from the baroque period to XXth century music.

Among his favorite and most frequently sung repertoire are roles from Mozart operas. He sang: Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at Tours and Monte Carlo Opera Houses, Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) at Saint-Etienne Theater, at the Rhin National Opera and in several summer festivals as Antibes and Beaune (directed by Marc Minkowski), Idamante (Idomeneo) at the Rhin National Opera and at the Auditorium of Lyon, Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Saint-Etienne Theater, Agenore (Il Re Pastore) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and at the Innsbrück Opera House (Austria), and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in five different productions at the Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Metz and Strasbourg Opera Houses and lately at the Bordeaux National Opera.

He also performed many different roles in France and abroad, such as Adonis (Vénus et Adonis, by Desmarest) at the Lorraine National Opera conducted by Christophe Rousset, Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride, by Gluck), Il Conte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Nancy, Tours Rennes and Toulon Opera Houses, Pâris (La Belle Hélène) at the Capitole Theater of Toulouse and then in Lausanne, Nantes, Bordeaux and Strasbourg Opera Houses, Alfred (Die Fledermaus) in Toulouse, Fenton (Falstaff) in Montpellier, Andreloun (Mireille) at the Paris National Opera, Tybalt (Romeo et Juliette) at the De Nederlandse Opera of Amsterdam, Le Chevalier de La Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) in Avignon, Rodrigue (Rodrigue et Chimène, by Debussy) at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress, by Stravinsky) at the Lorraine National Opera, and recently the roles of Cassio (Otello) in Marseille, Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Antibes, Le Chevalier Danois and Artémidore (Armide) at the Amsterdam Opera, Isménor (Les Mystères d’Isis) Salle Pleyel.

Sébastien Droy also frequently sings sacred music and the Oratorio repertoire : L’Enfance du Christ by Berlioz at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral and in Lyon, J.S Bach’s B-Minor Mass in many festivals and the Saint John Passion at the Radio France Auditorium, the Mozart Requiem in Budapest… and works with conductors such as Serge Baudo, John Nelson, Michel Corboz, Kurt Mazur or Ivan Fischer, in European countries (Germany : Brehmen and Halle, Belgium : Brussels, Italy : Venice, Hungary : Budapest, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Spain : Bilbao, Valencia.)

Lastly, Sebastien Droy holds a deep appreciation for the more intimate and delicate side of French Melody and Lieder, but also for its rougher and more passionate dimension. He sang recitals of works by Fauré, Debussy, Gounod, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms (Mélodies de VeniseAriettes OubliéesLa BiondinaDichterliebeDie Schöne Maguelone…) in France, for instance at the Nancy, Bordeaux, Montpellier Opera Houses and at the Paris National Opera (Opéra Garnier).

Among his projects are the roles of Fritz (La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein by Offenbach) at the Liège Opera, Apollon et Hyacinthe at the Cité de la Musique, Fenton (Falstaff) at the Grand Theatre de Tours, Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte) at the Opéra d’Anvers, Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict) at La Monnaie of Brussels, and many concerts (Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Orchestra, and the Illuminations.)

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