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Laurent Alvaro

Laurent Alvaro

Bass-baritone

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Among his last and future projects are Golaud in Pélleas et Mélisande at Warschau, and he will be at Salzburg, Montpellier and Bordeaux for the role of Don Andres in La Périchole by Offenbach, Bordeaux for the role of Orest in Elektra by Strauss, at Festival Berlioz for Hérode in Enfance du Christ, Opéra Comique for role of Claudius in Hamlet by Thomas and again at Saint-Etienne in Don Alfonso, in Cosi fan tutte among other… 

 

Biography

Born in France, Laurent Alvaro joined first the ensemble of Opéra national de Lyon, Laurent Alvaro has been playing leading roles for several years: Golaud in Pelléas and Mélisande by Debussy at the Paris Opéra Comique, Toulon, Montpellier and Malmö in Sweden, The Four Vilains in Hoffmann’s tales in Lyon, Rouen, Versailles and Tokyo, The Marquis de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc in Lyon and Toulon, Pandolfe in Cinderella by Massenet at the Opéra Comique, at the Konzerthaus in Vienna ... At the Opéra national de Paris he sings the Count of Gormas in Le Cid by Massenet and lately, Contenson in Trompe-la-mort by Francesconi, he is Thoas in Iphigenia in Tauride in Amsterdam, Ragueneau in Cyrano de Bergerac and Count Capulet in Romeo and Juliet in Madrid.

In 2016/2017 we heard him perform among Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte in Opera de Rouen et Reims, Pelléas and Mélisande, Hoffman’s Tales, and Telramund in Lohengrin in Saint-Étienne

 In concert, Laurent Alvaro is Wotan in Das Rheingold, Brother Léon in Saint-François d'Assise in Montreal, Mephistopheles in The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz in Bordeaux, Nantes and Angers giving several Winterreise recitals, and in.

 

Recent andFurther engagements:

 Recently he sang Golaud in Pélleas et Mélisande at Warschau, and he will be at Salzburg, Montpellier and Bordeaux for the role of Don Andres in La Périchole by Offenbach, Bordeaux for the role of Orest in Elektra by Strauss, at Festival Berlioz for Hérode in Enfance du Christ, Opéra Comique for role of Claudius in Hamlet by Thomas and again at Saint-Etienne in Don Alfonso, in Cosi fan tutte among other…

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Highlights

mars 2015

27, 30 mar 2015; 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 avr 2015 “Laurent Alvaro possède une voix large est bien projetée qui lui permet d’incarner un Comte de Gormas arrogant et sûr de lui” (ChristianPeter/ForumOpera) "Les seconds rôles ont été soignés avec Laurent Alvaro dans Le Comte de Gormas (Patricj Kovarik/ L'Express) "le Comte de Gormas campé par Laurent Alvaro fait belle figure”(François Lesueur/Concert Classic) “le comte de Gormas, parfaitement campé par Laurent Alvaro avant de rendre l’âme sous l’épée de Rodrigue, s’exprime surtout dans le cri – de fureur, de souffrance, de vengeance, d’inquiétude, de joie, d’amour aussi bien. Cette violence permanente ignore les pauses de la tendresse, mais n’atteint pas l’élan, l’ardeur du héros légendaire qui se révèle ici un homme fier, fidèle, sensible et téméraire et non point fastueux ni belliqueux. (Claude Helleux:AltaMusica)