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Antonio Figueroa


Domaine de représentation : Europe

Born in Montreal, Antonio Figueroa is a graduate of his home city university. He started his career when joining the lyrical Academy of the Montreal Opera. He gained financial support from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation for young Canadian opera singers as well as from the Canada Art Council. He has been rewarded several times, the International Vocal Art Institute notably granted him the Silverman Price for his interpretation of Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail).

After his debut in TheTurn of the Screw and in Il mondo della luna(Ecclitico), Antonio Figueroa sang in several opera productions such as Il tabbaro, La TraviataL’Étoile by Chabrierat the Montreal Opera. He has also been entrusted with key roles such as Ferrando(Così fan tutte), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) or Gontran (Une éducation manquée by Emmanuel Chabrier). His highly acclaimed first appearances in the part of Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) at the Avignon Opera paved his way for European theatres. He has then been invited to sing Lorenzoin Fra Diavolo by Auber at the Paris’ Opéra Comique and in Liège, Fenton (Falstaff) in Lausanne as well as Laërte (Hamlet), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in several French theatres.

He has developed his career in America by taking part in the productions of Così fan tutte (Ferrando) at the Pacific Opera, I Pagliacci (Beppe)in Quebec and Ottawa, Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) in Ottawa, Les Pêcheurs de perles in Montreal…

Highly appreciated in the baroque repertoire and in sacred music, Antonio Figueroa sings in works such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Johannes-Passion. Furthermore, he has been heard in concert with several Canadian orchestras, among which the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (in Das Rheingold or in Norma, under the baton of Kent Nagano) and Les Violons du Roy.

Recently, his participation in A Magical flute (Tamino) by Peter Brook gave him the opportunity to appear worldwide on the most famous stages in Paris, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Brussels, Geneva, Quebec, New York…). He could be applauded in productions of Faust (title role) and TheTempest by Thomas Adès in Quebec, Falstaff in Quebec, Montreal and Lausanne, Mitridate, re di Ponto et Don Pasquale in Bienne, Così fan tutte and Les Femmes vengées by Philidorin Washington, New York and Versailles, Lakmé (Gérald) in Santiago, Armideby Lully under the baton of Christophe Rousset in Paris and Vienna, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Pacific Opera Victoria and in Quebec, Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) in Hawaii, Les Mousquetaires au couvent by Louis Varnet in Avignon,La Belle Hélène and Castor et Pollux, Die tote Stadt and Ariadne auf Naxos at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Le Paradis perdu by Théodore Dubois with La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire… He has additionally recorded Prima Donna by Rufus Wainwright with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (CD Deutsche Grammophon), which he sang in concert in Athens, Lisbon, Hong-Kong, Avignon, at the Montreal’s Jazz Festival, at the Philharmonie de Paris…

This season, he will notably sing Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra de Montpellier…

October 2019

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ADES – The Tempest (Ferdinand)
BELLINI – I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo)
La Sonnambula (Elvino)
BIZET – Les Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir)
DELIBES – Lakmé (Gérald)
DONIZETTI – Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
La Fille du régiment (Tonio)
L’Elisir d’Amore (Nemorino)
MOZART – Cosi Fan Tutte (Ferrando)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)
Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
OFFENBACH – La Belle Hélène (Pâris)
Orphée aux enfers (Orphée)
PUCCINI – Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio)
RAMEAU – Castor et Pollux (Castor)
Platée (Mercure/Thespis)
ROSSINI – L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro)
VERDI – Falstaff (Fenton)

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Fauré – Complete songs for voice and piano

H. Guilmette, J. Boulianne, A. Figueroa, M. Boucher
O. Godin - piano (Erard 1859)
ATMA Classique - 2018