Philippe-Nicolas MARTIN   -   Baritone

After studying Musicology, Philippe-Nicolas Martin achieved his tuition at the CNIPAL in Marseille (postgraduate opera training centre).


On operatic stages, he sang Albert from Werther (Nancy), Guglielmo from Cosí fan tutte (Bulgaria, Beirut), Belcore from L’Elisir d’Amore (Malta, Nice, Avignon), Marcello from La Bohème (Avignon), Harlekin from Ariadne auf Naxos (Toulouse), Don Fernando from Fidelio, Marullo from Rigoletto and Taddeo from L'Italiana in Algeri (Rennes), Papageno from Die Zauberflöte (Open air Opera Festival, Nancy), The Clock and The Cat from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Aix-en-Provence production touring in Bahrain), Moralès from Carmen (Metz, Lille, Avignon and Nancy), Dialogues des Carmélites (Angers, Nantes), Der Heerrufer des Königs from Lohengrin (Angers, Nantes et Saint-Etienne), Octave from Les Caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet (French tour), Sganarelle from Le Médecin malgré lui (Saint-Etienne), The Forester from The Cunning Little Vixen (French tour), Le Prince de Mantoue from Fantasio by Offenbach (Rouen), Silvano from Un Ballo in Maschera (Nancy and Luxembourg), The Father from Coraline by Turnage (French Premiere in Lille). 


In the Baroque repertoire, he sang Jupiter from Platée (Budapest), Belus and Un Guerrier from Le Temple de la Gloire by Rameau (San Francisco), Thésée from La Belle Mère Amoureuse - parody based upon Hippolyte et Aricie by Rameau, (touring with the Versailles Baroque Music Centre), Palémon from Naïs by Rameau (Budapest), La Discorde from L’Europe Galante by Campra (Potsdam-Sanssouci and Prague) and took part in The Fairy Queen by Purcell (Hardelot) and Armide by Lully (touring with Le Concert Spirituel).


His concert repertoire includes Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Fauré Requiem, Campra Requiem, Henri Sauguet’s cantata L'Oiseau a vu tout cela, La Messe Solennelle by Berlioz, Carmina Burana by Orff, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, as well as some less familiar pieces such as Uthal by Méhul, Proserpine by Saint-Saëns, Les Horaces and Tarare by Salieri, Hypermnestre by Gervais, Maître Péronilla by Offenbach.


His engagements for season 2019-2020 include the role of Landry from Fortunio (Opéra Comique), The Clock and The Cat from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Limoges), Mercutio from Roméo et Juliette (Bordeaux), Starek from Jenufa (Toulouse), Ping from Turandot (Lille). In the concert field, he will take part in Jeanne au Bûcher by Honegger (Lille) and Les Nuits d'Eté by Berlioz (Saint-Etienne).


Hervé Le Guillou

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