Matthieu Lécroar

baritone. A summa cum laude graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, Matthieu Lécroart has appeared in many opera and concert venues, both in France and abroad (London, Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo, Chicago, New York…), and in a wide repertoire that includes: lieder and art songs; as well as Messiah, Die Schöpfung, the Ode to Joy, Elias, Carmina Burana, as well as masterworks by Bach, Mozart, Rossini, Brahms, Puccini, Fauré, Duruflé…; baroque music, with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Jean-Claude Malgoire, René Jacobs, etc.; world premieres – Philippe Hersant’s lieder cycle In die Ferne, Thierry Pécou’s L’Amour coupable at the Opéra de Rouen (as Figaro), Cyrano & Roxane by Stavros Xarhakos in Athens (as Cyrano de Bergerac), etc.; opera – the roles of Rigoletto, Germont (La Traviata), Orfeo (Monteverdi), Don Giovanni and Leporello, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro), Papageno and the Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Falke (Die Fledermaus), the Director (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), the Marquis de La Force and the Jailer (Dialogues des Carmélites) – this latter role at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, in the Olivier Py production conducted by Jérémie Rohrer -, Valentin (Faust), Escamillo (Carmen), Athanaël (Thaïs), Golaud (Pelléas & Mélisande), Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust), etc., this latter most notably at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Besides, Matthieu Lécroart has enjoyed reviving rare works, in many venues including the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne: Halévy’s Charles VI, Rossini’s Le Siège de Corinthe, Adam’s Le Toréador (title role), Louise Bertin’s and Victor Hugo’s La Esmeralda (Archdeacon Frollo), Noé by Halévy & Bizet, Messager’s Passionnément, Sauguet’s Les Caprices de Marianne, Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro, Goyescas by Granados, Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis (title role), Hindemith’s Das lange Weihnachtsmahl, Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, and many more ; in this respect, he has sung Lerner’s and Loewe’s My Fair Lady (Alfred Doolittle), Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (the Father), Barber’s Vanessa (the Doctor) and Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia (the Poet) at the Opéra de Metz.