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Jean Teitgen

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After studying economics, Jean Teitgen joined the CNSM in Paris where he graduated with a Master’s in voice and received a singing award.

His wide repertoire stretches from baroque (Cadmus et Hermione and Bellérophon by Lully, Venus et Adonis by Desmaret, Pirame et Thisbé by Rebel and Francoeur under the stage direction of Mariame Clément in Nantes, Castor et Pollux at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées..) to twentieth century music (L’Amour des trois oranges in Florence and Geneva, Wozzeck, Der König Kandaules, The Wedding by Stravinsky in Nancy, Œdipe at la Monnaie in Brussels, The Rape of Lucretia in Nantes and Midsummer night’s dream in Nancy…) not to mention Mozart (La Clemenza di Tito, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni…)

He has a strong liking for the great Italian repertoire: Puccini (La Bohème), Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Donizetti (Lucia di Lammermoor)... For his rich and strong voice, he is known as an acclaimed interpreter of Verdi’s operas (Nabucco, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, Aïda, Macbeth…) and of the French repertoire (La Muette de Portici by Auber at Opéra Comique, L’Etoile in Bergen, Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande, Abimelech in Samson et Dalila at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Scaurus in Les Barbares by Saint-Saëns…).

A guest of some of the most prestigious Opera houses, he has been heard at the Theater an der Wien, at Grand Théâtre de Genève, at La Monnaie in Brussels, at Bergen, Utrecht, Dublin, Luxemburg, Lausanne, Liège, Covent Garden, at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino… In France, he has performed at Opéra Comique, but also at the opera houses in Versailles, Avignon, Toulouse, Nantes, Marseille, Nice, Nancy, Strasbourg or at Chorégies d’Orange…

He has also sung under the baton of such conducters as M. Plasson, H. Niquet, C. Rousset, L. Langrée, L. Hussain, E. Pidò, A. Pappano…

Recently, he has made his debut as Banco (Macbeth) to critical acclaim ; he has also sung Rheingold (Fasolt) in Dublin, La Bohème (Colline) in Montpellier, Lucrezia Borgia , Guillaume Tell (Melchtal) and La Vestale by Spontini at la Monnaie in Brussels, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Lucia di Lammermoor in Nancy, Les Pêcheurs de perles in Strasbourg and Nancy, Un Ballo in Maschera in Orange, L’Enfance du Christ in Utrecht, Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Covent Garden, Roméo et Juliette (Frère Laurent) in Monte-Carlo and Oman, Don Giovanni (Leporello) in Bergen, Rouen, Versailles and Oman, Lohengrin (Heinrich) in Rouen and Nantes, Carmen at the Chorégies d’Orange and the Teatro Real in Madrid, Persée by Lully in Metz, Versailles and at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Monsieur Beaucaire by Messager with the Opéra Comique at the Auditorium de Radio-France, Proserpine by Saint-Saëns in Munich and Versailles, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Pelléas et Mélisande (Arkel) and Carmen at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Les Troyens with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Ascanio at the Grand Théâtre de Genève …

Among other plans, he is scheduled to perform in L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Lucia di Lammermoor in Toulon, Thaïs in Madrid, Mârouf in Bordeaux and at the Opéra Comique, La Nonne sanglante by Gounod at the Opéra Comique, Aida (Ramphis) in Nancy, Carmen in Covent Garden, Turandot (Timur) in Marseille, La Gioconda (Alvise) in Brussels, Simon Boccanegra in Montpellier, Guillaume Tell at the Opéra de Lyon, Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne at the Opéra de Paris, L’Enfance du Christ at the Philharmonie de Paris…

 

February 2018

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Monteverdi – Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

R. Villazon, M. Kozena, K. Watson, K. Spicer, A-C. Gillet, I. Druet, M. Engeltjes, C. Thorpe, L. Odinius, J. Teitgen (Nettuno),
M. Vidal, E. Gonzalez Toro, J. Schneider, E. Mechain
Le concert d'Astrée / Emmanuelle Haïm
DVD Erato / 2017

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Berlioz- Les Troyens

R. Rittelmann, M-N. Lemieux, S. Degout, M. Spyres, M. Crebassa, P. Sly, S. de Barbeyrac, B. Grunenwald, A. Sławińska, J. Teitgen (Ombre d’Hector, Mercure), J. Di Donato, H. Hipp, C.Dubois, N. Courjal, J. Varnier, F. Caton
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg / John Nelson
Warner Classics / 2017

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Saint-Saëns – Proserpine

V. Gens, M-A. Henry, F. Antoun, A. Foster-Williams, J.Teitgen (Renzo)...
Orchestre de la radio de Munich / Ulf Schirmer
Ediciones Singulares / 2017

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Lully – Persée (version 1770)

M. Vidal, H. Guilmette, K. Watson, T. Christoyannis, J.Teitgen (Céphée), Santon-Jeffery, M. Lenormand, C. Dubois, M. Kalinine, T. Dolié, Z. Wilder
Le Concert Spirituel / Hervé Niquet
Alpha / 2017