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Praised for his “suave, empathetic baritone” and his “refined, charismatic” stage presence (The New York Times), Etienne Dupuis enjoys international acclaim, appearing regularly at the world's most important opera stages and concert platforms.

The first part of Etienne's 2023/2024 season entirely revolves around Giuseppe Verdi: following a concert performance of "La traviata" at the Wiener Konzerthaus, he makes two thrilling Verdi debuts as Don Carlo di Vargas in "La forza del destino" at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in the title role of "Rigoletto" in a new production at the Teatro Real Madrid. At the Opéra de Montréal, he stars as Count Karl Gustav in the world premiere of Bilodeau's "La Reine-garçon", while at the Paris Opéra, Etienne returns to sing his first Paolo Albiani in "Simon Boccanegra" and Sancho Pança in a new production of Massenet's "Don Quichotte".

Recent performances brought the star baritone to the Paris Opéra (title role in a new production of "Don Giovanni", Rodrigo in "Don Carlo", Conte di Luna in "Il trovatore", Escamillo in "Carmen", Belcore in "L'elisir d'amore" and a Tchaikovsky concert), the Wiener Staatsoper (title role of a new staging of "Il barbiere di Siviglia", tite role "Eugene Onegin", role debut Albert in "Werther", Marcello in "La bohème" and his house debut as Valentin in a new production of "Faust"), the Metropolitan Opera (Rodrigue in a new production of "Don Carlos", Conte d'Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro" and Marcello for his Met debut), the San Francisco Opera (title role of a new production of "Don Giovanni" and a Verdi concert), the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Conte d'Almaviva), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Hérode in "Hérodiade", Eugene Onegin, Rodrigo and a Verdi Gala), the Opernhaus Zürich (Zurga in "Les pêcheurs de perles"), the Opéra de Lyon (debuts in the title role of Massenet's "Werther" and as Hérode), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Hérode), the Opéra de Marseille (Germont in "La traviata" and Valentin), the Opéra de Montréal (Role debut Conte di Luna, Eugene Onegin) and to Dallas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Eugene Onegin).


Other highlights have included appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro Real of Madrid (Marcello), Opéra National de Paris (Pelléas in "Pelléas et Mélisande", Oreste in "Iphigénie en Tauride"), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Figaro in "Il barbiere di Siviglia", Silvio in "Pagliacci", Zurga in "Les pêcheurs de perles", Pelléas, Germont, Rodrigo, Marcello and Valentin), the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich (Figaro), the Sydney Opera House (Athanaël in "Thaïs", Germont), Opernhaus Zurich, Opéra de Nantes, and Opera National Du Rhin (Zurga) as well as to the Opéra de Montréal (Joe in "Dead Man Walking", Simon Doucet in the world premiere of "Les Feluettes" and Pink in the world premiere of "Another Brick in the Wall").


His discography features a solo album with the string quartet Quator Claudel-Canimex ("Love Blows as the Wind Blows" - ATMA Classique), in addition to appearances as a featured artist on the albums "Opéra: une histoire d’Amour" with the Orchestre regional Avignon-Provence (Universal),  Sonya Yoncheva's "Paris, mon amour" with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Sony), Honegger and Ilbert: "L’Aiglon", recorded with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra (Decca), Meyerbeer's "Dinorah" with Deutsche Oper Berlin (cpo) as well as Massenet's "Thérèse", Halevy's "La Reine de Chypre", Messager's "Passionnément" and Massenet Orchestra Songs for Palazzetto Bru Zane.


Etienne Dupuis was born in Montréal, where he completed his vocal studies at the McGill University, after which he became a member of l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.

In 2021, Etienne was given the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres recognition by the government of France. 

 

When not travelling the world, Etienne lives in Paris, France, with his wife, the soprano Nicole Car, and their son Noah.

September 2023

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