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A music lover since his early days, and trained as a pianist, it is not until the age of 27 that the Belgian singer Patrick Bolleire, who was an engineer at that time, met his singing teacher Lubov Tomasson-Stuchevskaya. He quickly decides to dedicate himself to a soloist singer career and adds theatrical training to his vocal education. Before joining the Opéra-Studio at the Opéra national du Rhin, Patrick Bolleire is awarded the Second Opera prize at the International Canari Lyrical Song Competition whose chairman was Gabriel Bacquier and then the Second Opera Prize at Concours International de Marmande.

After his debut on the Opéra du Rhin stage, he is hired by numerous European theatres: Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vlaamse Opera, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, La Monnaie in Brussels… In France, besides his engagement for Salome at Salle Pleyel in Paris, he is a regular guest of operas in Avignon, Montpellier, Marseille, Nancy, Toulon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, and of orchestras in Strasbourg, Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

From November 2010 to October 2011, he appears as Sarastro in Une flûte enchantée (Molière Award 2011 as best Musical Theater show), stage direction by Peter Brook on tour in Europe and all over the world. He appears notably in Lyons, Luxembourg, Milan, London, Porto, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Mexico City…

During the last seasons, he was Melchtal (Guillaume Tell), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e Montecchi), Le vieil hébreux (Samson et Dalila), Brander (La Damnation de Faust), Calchas (Iphigénie en Aulide), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) or Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro). Besides Die Zauberflöte, he is part of productions such as Il viaggio a Reims on tour in France, Hamlet at Marseille, Cendrillon in Brussels, Les Huguenots and Der ferne Klang by Franz Schreker in Strasbourg.

He sings under the batons of conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Alain Altinoglu, Daniele Callegari, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Mikko Franck, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Louis Langrée, Marko Letonja, Kenneth Montgomery, Paolo Olmi, Evelino Pidò, Daniele Rustioni, Alberto Zedda and in productions directed by Vincent Boussard, Stéphane Braunschweig, Peter Brook, Robert Carsen, Jean-Louis Grinda, Klaus Michael Grüber, Christophe Honoré, Ivo van Hove, Laurent Pelly, Denis Podalydès, Olivier Py or Jean-Paul Scarpitta.

Recently, he sang Guillaume Tell in Amsterdam, Monte-Carlo and Paris, Pelléas et Mélisande in Brussels, Fidelio (Rocco) in Rouen, From the House of the Dead in Strasbourg, Roméo et Juliette and Faust (Mephistofeles) in Tallin, Anna Bolena in Bordeaux and Avignon, Le Comte Ory (Le Gouverneur) at the Opéra Comique and in Versailles, Manon and Lucia di Lamermoor (Raimondo) in Lausanne, Semiramide in Lyon, Paris and Marseille, Don Carlos, Macbeth and Zelmira in Lyon, Simon Boccanegra and Hamlet in Avignon, Falstaff in Marseille, Don Carlo in Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Marseille, Don Giovanni (LeCommendatore) in Rouen and Versailles, Le Vaisseau Fantôme (Daland) in Lille, Samson et Dalila in Metz, Les Huguenots at the Paris National Opera…

In concert, he sang Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Mulhouse, Verdi’s Requiem with the Orchestre national de Lorraine, Lalo’s La Jacquerie at the Festival de Radio France, L’Enfance du Christ in Aarhus, Malmö and Warsaw, Olympie by Spontini at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Amsterdam, Ermione in Lyon and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Tancredi in Marseille…

Among his projects, let us mention Falstaff in Monte-Carlo, Robert le Diable in concert version at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Golgotha at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, Don Carlos at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Samson et Dalila and Rigoletto in Massy, Il barbiere di Siviglia in Toulon, Don Giovanni in Strasbourg,Guillaume Tell in Lyon, Tosca in Lille and Marseille…

 

October 2018

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Lalo, Coquard – La Jacquerie

V. Gens, N. Gubisch, C. Castronovo, B. Pinkhasovich, J. Bou, P. Bolleire (Le Sénéchal), E. de Hys, M. Tranchant, B. Clair, Chœur de Radio France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Patrick Davin
Ediciones Singulares / 2016

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Massenet – Thérèse

J. Massenet, A. Altinoglu, N. Gubisch, C. Castronovo, F. Lis, Y. Saelens, G. Ferret, P. Bolleire, E. Dupuis
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Montpellier / Alain Altinoglu
Outhere sa / 2013