Born in Nantes, Philippe Talbot started his vocal studies in his hometown. In 2008, he was rewarded with the Prize of Most promising tenor at the Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Modena.
He is greatly appreciated in the great French repertoire (Hippolyte et Aricie/title role) at the Capitole in Toulouse, Béatrice et Benedict/Bénédict in Luxembourg, Lakmé/Gérald…). Philippe Talbot is also engaged by the most prestigious opera houses to sing the Mozart repertoire (Ferrando/Cosi fan Tutte at Deutsche oper am Rhein, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at the Peralada Festival…) and Italian bel canto (Almaviva/ Barbiere di Siviglia at the San Carlo in Napoli and at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ramiro/ Cenerentola in Bremen and Enschede…). His passion for theatre also brought him success in the opéra-comique repertoire, where his recent performances have been unanimously praised by the public and by the critics (Piquillo in La Périchole at the New York City Opera, Les Brigands, Fortunio and Ali-Baba at the Opéra Comique, Orphée aux Enfers in Marseille…).
His recent engagements include: the Duca in Rigoletto in Athens, Fadinard in Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze in Nantes, Les Danaïdes by Salieri in Versailles and at the Theater an der Wien with Christophe Rousset, Dinorah (Corentin) byMeyerbeer at the Berlin Philharmonic, Les Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir) at the Florida Grand Opera in Miami, Le Marchand de Venise by Rinaldo Hahn in Saint-Étienne, Aménophis in Moïse et Pharaon in Marseille, Die Fledermaus at the Opéra Comique, Platée at the Paris Opera under the baton of Marc Minkowski, L’Italiana in Algeri in Saint-Étienne, Beaune and Versailles, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in Nantes and Angers, Rossini’s La Petite Messe Solennelle at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Lucia di Lammermoor in Munich, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Saint-Étienne under the baton of Alberto Zedda, Napoli, Marseille, Berlin and Luxembourg, La Vie parisienne in Bordeaux and Lausanne, Trompe la Mort by Francesconi, L’Heure espagnole and Gianni Schicchi at the Paris National Opera, Le Comte Ory in Versailles and at the Opéra Comique, La Belle Hélène (Pâris) in Nancy, Hamlet (Laêrte) at the Deutsch Oper Berlin, Orphée et Eurydice(Orphée) in Lausanne, Guillaume Tell at the Lyon Opera, Le Postillon de Lonjumeau in Rouen, La Dame Blanche at the Opéra Comique, Les Indes Galantes in Beaune and Versailles and Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Opéra National de Paris, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in Metz, Paris and Geneva, Mignon (Wilhelm Meister) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, La Périchole (Piquillo) at the Opéra Comique , Hamlet (Laërte) at the Festival de Radio France, L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro) at the Nuits musicales d’Uzès and at the Festival de Beaune
He was thus able to collaborate with directors such as Christopher Alden, Jérôme Deschamps, Moshe Leiser et Patrice Caurier, Macha Makeïeff, Damiano Michieletto, Laurent Pelly, Emilio Sagi… and to sing under the baton of Roberto Abbado, Paolo Arrivabeni, Emmanuelle Haïm, Louis Langrée, Enrique Mazzola, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Maxime Pascal, Carlo Rizzi, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Pascal Rophé, Christophe Rousset, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alberto Zedda…
Among his future projects: Lakmé (Gérald), La Périchole (Piquillo) in Toulon and in Dijon, Platée (title role) in Dresden and at the Festival de Beaune, Armide in Tokyo, Le Domino Noir (Horace) in Lausanne, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Ottone) on tour with the ensemble I Gemelli, Zémire et Azor (Azor) at the Opéra Comique and Béatrice et Bénédict (Bénédict) in Nantes, Rennes and Angers.
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