(c) Bruno Perroud
Mathias VIDAL - Tenor
Mathias Vidal studied Musicology at the University of Nice and studied singing with teacher Christiane Patard. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 2003.
Praised for his qualities in the baroque repertoire, he took part in many operas by Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Lully, Cavalli, Campra, Boismortier… In the French light-music repertoire, he sang in such productions as Orphée aux Enfers, La Vie Parisienne, La Périchole, Fra Diavolo, La Belle Hélène, La Veuve Joyeuse, Le Dilettante d'Avignon, Barbe-Bleue, Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, La Fille de Madame Angot, L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc... His repertoire also includes Italian bel-canto roles such as Nemorino from L'Elisir d'Amore, Ernesto from Don Pasquale, Elvino from La Sonnambula, Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ramiro from La Cenerentola and the title-role of Le Comte Ory. He also sings the French romantic repertoire together with the 20th century and contemporary pieces.
In the past few seasons, he was heard in the role of Abaris from Les Boréades (Oldenburg), Valère and Tacmas from Les Indes Galantes and Thespis from Platée (Paris Opera), Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Avignon, Versailles), Ferrando from Così fan tutte (Toulouse), Ernesto from Don Pasquale (Oldenburg), as well as many title-roles: Platée, Orlando Paladino, Orphée et Eurydice, Le Comte Ory, Cinq-Mars, Faust, Der Zwerg...
He is very much in demand on the lyric stages in France as in the rest of Europe, Asia, the US and in Russia. He regularly takes part in live and studio recordings in a broad and versatile repertoire.
His projects for season 2022-2023 : Der vierte Jude from Salomé at the Paris Opera, Tamino from Die Zauberflöte and King Arthur by Purcell in Versailles, Nemorino from L'Elisir d'Amore in Angers, Nantes and Rennes. Concert-wise, he will sing in Zoroastre in Compiègne and Paris, a Charpentier program and Les Paladins with La Chapelle Harmonique, Thésée by Lully and Pygmalion with Les Talens Lyriques, Le Carnaval du Parnasse with Les Ambassadeurs, L'Incoronazione di Poppea with I Gemelli, The Vespers by Monteverdi with La Cappella Mediterranea...
Lully - Persée
Persée: "Sur l'univers, règne à jamais..."
Le Concert Spirituel, cond. Hervé Niquet
Recording at the Royal Opera in Versailles, 2016.
Mozart - Così fan tutte
Ferrando: "Un' aura amorosa..."
Capitole de Toulouse, cond. Speranza Scappucci
Staging: Ivan Alexandre, 2020.
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust
Faust: "Nature immense..."
Les Siècles, cond. F.X. Roth, Royal Opera in Versailles, 2018.