(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... 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 Tamino from Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando from Così fan tutte, Orphée from Orphée et Eurydice, as well as in many title-roles: Platée (Rameau), Orlando Paladino (Haydn), Le Comte Ory (Rossini), Cinq-Mars (Gounod), Faust from La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz), Der Zwerg (Zemlinsky)…
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 2021-2022 include Abaris from Les Boréades and Ernesto from Don Pasquale in Oldenburg, Léopold from L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc in Lausanne, the title-role of Platée in Toulouse and Thespis also in Platée at the Paris Opera, together with many concerts (Lélio by Berlioz with the Capitole Orchestra in Toulouse and at the Paris Philharmonie, Great Motets by Gervais, Circé by Desmarets, L’Orfeo and Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi, Zoroastre by Rameau, Ariane et Bacchus by Marais…).
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.