Nicolas Cavallier
Nicolas Cavallier

Bass-Baritone

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Nicolas CAVALLIER
Nicolas CAVALLIER

Bass-Baritone

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Cavallier-Roi Arthus

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Nicolas Cavallier
Nicolas Cavallier

Bass-Baritone

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Repertoire

 

Beethoven-Fidelio-Rocco

Berlioz -Béatrice et Bénédict-Don Pedro

Berlioz-Roméo et Juliette-Frère Laurent

Britten-The Rape of Lucretia-Collatinus

Britten-Billy Budd-Mr. Flint

Debussy-Pelléas et Mélisande-Arkel

Delibes-Lakmé-Nilakhanta

Donizetti-L’Elisir d’Amore-Dulcamara

Donizetti-Les Martyrs-Felix

Donizetti-La Favorite-Balthazar

Gluck-Alceste-Dieu Infernal, Oracle, Héraut

Gounod-Sapho-Phiteas

Gounod-Faust-Méphisto

Henze-The English Cat  -Arnold

Janacek-Katia Kabanova-Dikoï

Janacek-De la Maison des Morts-Goriantchikov

Lalo-Le Roi d’Ys-Le Roi

Manoury-K…-L’Avocat

Manoury-La Nuit de Gutemberg-Gutemberg

Massenet-Don Quichotte-Don Quichotte

Mozart-Don Giovanni-Don Giovanni

Mozart-Don Giovanni-Leporello

Mozart-Cosi fan Tutte-Don Alfonso

 

 

 

Offenbach-Les Contes d’Hoffmann-Quatre Diables

Rameau-Les Indes Galantes-Turc Généreux, Don Alvar

Ravel-L'heure Espagnole-Don Inigo Gomez

Rossini-Il Turco in Italia-Selim

Rossini-L’Italiana in Algeri-Mustafà

Rossini-Il Viaggio a Reims-Lord Sidney

Rossini-La Cenerentola-Alidoro

Rossini-Le Comte Ory-Le Gouverneur

Poulenc-Dialogues des Carmelites-Marquis de la Force

Strauss-Elektra -Oreste

Stravinsky-Rake’s Progress-Nick Shadow

Stravinsky-Oedipus Rex-Tiresias, Le Messager

Stravinsky-Le Rossignol-Le Chambellan

Thomas-Hamlet-Claudius

Thomas-Mignon-Lothario

Verdi-Don Carlos-Philippe II

Verdi-Nabucco-Zaccaria

Wagner-der Fliegende Holländer-Le Hollandais

Wagner-Lohengrin-Henrich der Vogler

Biography

 

Nicolas Cavallier makes his singing studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music and at the National Opera Studio. His professional career begins at Glyndebourne Festival with Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), directed by Peter Sellars, and Don Fernando (Fidelio).

 

He regularly performs major Mozart’ roles such as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leporello, Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) as well as the title roles of Massenet’  Don Quichotte (Avignon, Seattle), Selim (Il Turco in Italia (Brussels,  Geneva) or der Fliegende Höllander.

 

Specialised in the "devil" roles of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, La Damnation de Faust or the Rake’s Progress, he also sings, among others, the Governor (le Comte Ory) and Escamillo (Carmen– John Eliot Gardiner-DVD recording) at Paris Opera-Comique, Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri) in Paris TCE, Philippe II (Don Carlos), Claudius (Hamlet) as well as Merlin (Le Roi Arthus) in Strasbourg, Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Venice Fenice, Beatrice et Benedict in Paris conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Balthazar (La Favorite) in Monte-Carlo and Paris TCE, Raymond (Lucie de Lammermoor) at Paris Châtelet and Lyon, Debussy’s La chute de la Maison Usher at the Bregenzer Festival, Orest (Elektra) and Henrich der Vögel (Lohengrin) in Marseille..

 

Regularly invited at Paris National Opera Osman (Les Indes Galantes), Manoury’s world creation K …,Publius (La Clemenza di Tito), Léandre (L’Amour des trois Oranges), Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette, he has performed under the musical direction of Michel Plasson, Myun Whun Chung, Armin and Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Gary Bertini, Alberto Zedda, Evelino Pidò, Emmanuel Krivine, Sir Colin Davies, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Pinchas Steinberg…

In 2013, Nicolas Cavallier makes his La Scala debuts in Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette staged by Sacha Waltz..

He is also asked to participate in the main role of Don Quichotte to a new production of L’Homme de la Mancha, successfully performed in France and in Monte-Carlo, following the footstep of Jacques Brel.

 

Among recent engagements,  The Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the TCE, in Caen, and Bologna, Méphistophélès (Faust) in Saint-Eienne and Reims, Phanuel (Herodiade) in Saint-Etienne, Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Klagenfurt, Nilakhanta (Lakmé) at the Muscat Royal Opera house, Don Inigo Gomez (L'Heure Espagnole) in London with the London Symphony Orchestra, Walter Furst (Guillaume Tell) at the  Chorégies d’Orange, Un Prêtre d'Odin (Sigurd) at the Opéra National de Lorraine, Barbe Bleue (Le Château de Barbe Bleue) in Marseille, le Vieillard Hébreux (Samson et Dalila) in Düsseldorf, the 4 Devils (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the title role of Rubinstein ‘s Demon in Bordeaux, Don Quichotte  in Tours, Le Sacristain (Tosca) and Don Balthazar (Dalbavie’s Le Soulier de Satin) at the Opera National de Paris, the Grand Prêtre (Samson et Dalila) at the Chorégies d'Orange, Phorbas (Oedipe) at the Opéra National de Paris, der Höllander (Der Fliegende Höllander) in Massy, le Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) in Zürich, Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte)  at the Opéra National du Rhin, Saint-Bris (Les Huguenots) in Brussels,.

 

In the Future, Higgins (My fair Lady), Jupiter (Orphée aux Enfers) and Pandolphe (Cendrillon)  in Lausanne, Méphistophélès (Faust) in Limoges,  ...