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Loïc Félix

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After being an outstanding solo singer in his early boyhood among the Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois, Loïc Félix decided to become an opera singer and joined the CNSM of Paris where he followed the classes of Christiane Eda-Pierre and Christiane Patard. He also attended the prestigious Master Classes of Michel Sénéchal, Régine Crespin and Renata Scotto.

As soon as he left the Conservatory, with his rich voice and his theatrical talents, he was invited by a large number of European theatres, becoming renowned in a varied repertoire. From Mozart with Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pedrillo), Die Zauberflöte (Monostatos), Le Nozze di Figaro (Don Basilio), to Britten with The Little Sweep and Albert Herring (title role) and also the creation of  Nègre des Lumières by Chevalier de Saint-George. He also sang in Benvenuto Cellini, Carmen, Orphée aux Enfers, Roméo et Juliette, Falstaff, Salomé, Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Doktor Faust and Turandot by Busoni.

Tenor with a liking for comedy, he feels particularly at ease in the operetta repertoire. He has also performed in La Vie parisienne, Les Brigands, La grande Duchesse de Geroldstein, La Périchole, Monsieur Choufleuri, La Veuve Joyeuse, Die Fledermaus

He consistently appears at Théâtre du Châtelet and Opéra Comique in Paris, Capitole in Toulouse, Opéra National du Rhin, Opéras in Lyons, Avignon, Montpellier, Marseilles, Monte-Carlo, Nice, Bordeaux, Lille, Nancy… In Europe he has been acclaimed in Vienna, Valencia, Liège, Geneva, Edimburgh, Baden Baden, Warsaw, Luxembourg, Ancona and Cagliari. He has also been invited to a number of festivals such as Glyndebourne (Carmen) and Aix-en-Provence (Die Zauberflöte) or Wiener Festwochen.

He has sung under the baton of Ludovic Morlot, Marc Minkowski, Paolo Arrivabeni, François-Xavier Roth, David Parry, Philippe Auguin, William Christie, Kazushi Ono… He works with such stage directors as David Mc Vicar, Macha Makeïeff, Jean-François Sivadier, Jean-Louis Grinda, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Christophe Honoré…

With the London record company Opera Rara , he has recorded Vert-Vert by Offenbach as well as Ermione by Rossini and Maria di Rohan by Donizetti.

He has recently sung Giglio in Les Aventures du Roi Pausole at Grand Théâtre de Genève, La Favorite at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, L’Amour des trois oranges at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Die Zauberflöte in Nice, Valencia and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lakmé in Montpellier and Avignon, Les Noces de Figaro (Basilio) in Montpellier, Eugene Onegin in Montpellier, Limoges and Tours, Hippolyte et Aricie and Carmen at Glyndebourne, Dialogues des Carmélites in Lyon, Orphée aux Enfers in Marseille and the Folies d’O Festival, Barbe-bleue in Nantes, Angers, Rennes and Le Mans, Tosca and La Favorite in Marseille, Fantasio at the Festival Radio-France and in Paris, Turandot in Montpellier, Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz in Toulouse and in Stuttgart, Carmen à Venice, Lakmé in Marseille, Fantasio and Der Zigeunerbaron in Geneva, Die Entführung aus dem Serail in concert version with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Philarmonie de Paris, Werther in Strasbourg…

Among his plans, let us point out Falstaff in Lille, Caen and Luxemburg, Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Brussels, Barkouf in Strasbourg, Samson et Dalila at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Dialogues des Carmélites in Bologna, Turandot, Die Zauberflöte in Marseille, L’Heure espagnole on tour with Les Siècles, Maitre Peronilla with the Orchestre National de France, Die tote Stadt in Limoges…

 

January 2018

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Donizetti – Maria di Rohan

C.Turner, J. Bros, C. Purves, L. Felix (Armando di Gondi), R. Simonetti, B. Sherratt, E. Shkosa, G. Broadbent, K. Stoyanova, G. Choir
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment / Mark Elder
Opera Rara / 2012

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Rossini – Ermione

S. Droy, T. Spence, F. Leguérien, L. Félix (Attalo), J. Larmore
Philharmonia Orchestra / David Parry
Opera Rara / 2010

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Offenbach – Vert-Vert

S. Droy, T. Spence, F. Leguérien, L. Félix (Chevalier de Bergerac) , J. Larmore
Philharmonia Orchestra / David Parry
Opera Rara / 2010

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Carmen

S. d’Oustrac (Carmen), G. Gietz (Don José), O. Pasichnyk (Micaëla), JL Ballestra (Escamillo), E. Melo (Frasquita), S. Jouffroy (Mercédès), R. Delaigue (Zuniga), R. Mengus (Moralès), L. Félix (Dancaïre), R. Brémard (Remendado)
Direction musicale - Jean-Claude Casadesus
Mise en scène - Jean-François Sivadier
Opéra de Lille, 2010