(c) Olivier Allard
David TRICOU - Tenor / Haute-Contre
Originally from Montpellier, David Tricou studied singing in the city’s Conservatory, before entering the Paris National Conservatory where he graduated with distinctions.
His haute-contre voice naturally fits the baroque repertoire: Pygmalion and Anacréon by Rameau for an international tour with William Christie, L’Egisto by Cavalli at the Opéra-Comique in Paris and in Luxembourg with Vincent Dumestre, and L’Orfeo by Rossi in Versailles, Nancy, Bordeaux and Caen conducted by Raphaël Pichon. He also sang in Castor et Pollux by Rameau in Sablé and at the Chaise-Dieu Festival, together with Vénus et Adonis by John Blow in Caen.
A very stylish Mozartian, he sang Tamino from Die Zauberflöte, Marzio from Mitridate and Ferrando from Cosí fan tutte. He also sang Ubaldo from Armida by Haydn, Adolphe from Adolphe et Clara by Dalayrac, Antiochus from Stratonice by Méhul and his debuts in the roles of Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Nemorino from L’Elisir d’Amore. He took part in a double-bill Les Deux Chasseurs / Le Peintre Amoureux by Anseaume conducted by Martin Wahlberg in Norway. In the contemporary field, he took part in the creation of Tales of the Pale and Silvery Moon after the Rain by Xavier Dayer.
Concert-wise, he sang Haendel’s Messiah in Reims conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Saint-Saëns’ Requiem, Gounod’s Sainte-Cécile Mass in Montpellier, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Caillebotte’s Solemn Mass and Schubert’s E Flat Major Mass conducted by Michel Piquemal. He sang the Midnight Mass and the Te Deum by Charpentier, as well as a program named “Royal Concert by Night” (Charpentier, Rossi) in a touring series with Sébastien Daucé, Les Leçons de Ténèbres by Charpentier with Vincent Dumestre, Euridice by Caccini conducted by Nicholas Achten, Odes by Purcell with Le Banquet Céleste, Ariane et Bacchus by Marais conducted by Hervé Niquet at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Musique pour la Sainte Chapelle with William Christie with whom he sang a program Molière et ses Musiques.
He regularly sings recitals with selections of French Art-Song and German Lieder together with pianist Masumi Fukaya.
During season 2022-2023 he sings Bastien from Bastien et Bastienne in Versailles, L'Amant Fortuné and Le Chevalier from Armide by Lully in Dijon and Versailles and takes part in Médée by Charpentier (concert and recording at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées). He will sing several programs with Le Poème Harmonique / Vincent Dumestre (Comédies-Ballets by Molière/Lully, Te Deum by Lully and Charpentier, Caligula by Pagliardi), L'Ensemble Correspondance / Sébastien Daucé (Concert Royal de la Nuit), Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (Molière et ses Musiques), La Chapelle Harmonique / Valentin Tournet (Charpentier program), Le Banquet Céleste / Damien Guillon (Missa in Labore Requies by Muffat / Odes by Purcell).
L'Orfeo by Rossi - Aria of Apollo
Ensemble Correspondances / Cond.: Sébastien Daucé - Caen, 2017
The Messiah by Haendel - "Comfort ye... Every Valley..."
La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy / Cond.: J.-C. Malgoire - Reims, 2015