Sébastien Droy

(c) Arnaud Hussenot

Sébastien DROY   -   Tenor

After studying Musicology at the Sorbonne University, Sébastien Droy entered the Paris National Conservatory in the class of Mireille Alcantara and graduated with distinctions in 2003.

 

A very stylish Mozartian, he sang Arbace and Idamante from Idomeneo (Metz, Massy, Strasbourg, Lyon), Ottavio from Don Giovanni (Tours, Monte-Carlo, Antibes), Ferrando from Cosí fan Tutte (Tours, Saint-Etienne, Beaune, Strasbourg, Angers), Belmonte from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Saint-Etienne, Metz), Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Metz, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Murten) and Agenore from Il Re Pastore (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Innsbrück).

 

In France and Europe, he sang numerous roles from the Baroque period to the 20th century: Calisis from Les Boréades by Rameau (Dijon), Adonis from Vénus et Adonis by Desmarest (Nancy), Pylade from Iphigénie en Tauride (Tours, Angers), Artémidore and Le Chevalier Danois from Armide by Gluck (Amsterdam), Tom Jones in the eponym opera by Philidor (Lausanne), Il Conte Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Nancy, Tours, Rennes, Toulon, Metz), Pâris from La Belle Hélène (Toulouse, Lausanne, Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg), Fritz from La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein (Liège), Franz from Die Rheinnixen by Offenbach (Tours), Orphée from Orphée et Eurydice (Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes), Alfred from Die Fledermaus (Toulouse), Prince Sou-Chong from Das Land des Lächelns (Tours, Avignon), Bénédict from Béatrice et Bénédict (Brussels), Andreloun from Mireille (Paris Opera), Philémon from Philémon et Baucis by Gounod (Tours), Tybalt from Roméo et Juliette (Amsterdam), Lensky from Evgeny Onegin (Tours), Il Conte Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Tel-Aviv), Fenton from Falstaff (Tours, Montpellier), Cassio from Otello (Marseille, Saint-Etienne), Alfredo from La Traviata (Tours), Nadir from Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bordeaux), Le Chevalier de la Force from Dialogues des Carmélites (Avignon), Don José from Carmen's Tragedy by Marius Constant (Compiègne), Tom Rakewell from The Rake's Progress (Nancy). He recently debuted the role of Ernesto from Don Pasquale (Opéra de Tours).

 

In the concert field, he sang Bach’s B Mass, Saint John’s Passion, Saint Matthew's Passion, Buxtehude and Telemann Cantatas, Haendel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and C Mass, Dvorak’s D Mass, Schumann’s E flat Mass, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Stabat Mater and Messa di Gloria, Martini's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Berlioz’s L'Enfance du Christ, Messe Solennelle, La Damnation de Faust and La Grande Messe des Morts, Britten’s Illuminations. He sang in Shell Shock - A War Requiem by Nicholas Lens at the Paris Philharmonie for the centenary commemorations of WW1, and took part in the creation of Le Château des Coeurs after Flaubert, on a music by Berlioz at the Côte-Saint-André Festival. He also sang Le Déluge by Saint-Saëns and Hulda by César Frank.

 

He sang under the baton of such conductors as Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset, Jérémie Rhorer, Hervé Niquet, François-Xavier Roth, Jean-Claude Malgoire, John Nelson, Serge Baudo, Michel Corboz, Iván Fischer, Ivor Bolton…

 

He regularly performs in recitals (melodies and Lied) and took part in many recordings.

 

His engagements for season 2022-2023 include Don José from La Tragédie de Carmen in a touring production in France, Ecclitico from Il Mondo della Luna à Metz, Don Gasparo from La Favorite in Bordeaux where he will also be singing L'Aumônier from Dialogues des Carmélites. He will take part in several concerts including Mozart's Requiem in Saint-Etienne.

 

Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck

Aria of Pylade : "Unis dès la plus tendre enfance..."

Angers-Nantes Opéra - October 2020

Don Pasquale by Donizetti

Aria of Ernesto: "Povero Ernesto..."

Opéra de Tours - 2021

Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz

Aria of Bénédict : "Ah! Je vais l'aimer..."

La Monnaie / De Munt - 2016

Hervé Le Guillou