(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. 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 regularly sings recitals with selections of French Art-Song and German Lieder together with pianist Masumi Fukaya.
During season 2021-2022, he sings 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. He takes part in a double-bill Les Deux Chasseurs / Le Peintre Amoureux by Anseaume conducted by Martin Wahlberg in Norway, Les Leçons de Ténèbres by Charpentier with Vincent Dumestre, Euridice by Caccini conducted by Nicholas Achten.
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