(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, Dijon), Valère and Tacmas from Les Indes Galantes, Thespis from Platée and Der vierte Jude from Salomé (Paris Opera), Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Avignon, Versailles), Ferrando from Così fan tutte (Toulouse), Nemorino from L'Elisir d'Amore in Angers, Nantes and Rennes, Ernesto from Don Pasquale (Oldenburg), Aristée/Pluton from Orphée aux Enfers (Komische Oper Berlin) 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 and the US. He regularly takes part in live and studio recordings in a broad and versatile repertoire.
His projects for season 2023-2024 include Nadir from Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Capitole in Toulouse, the title-role in Platée at the Zürich Opera, Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse in Versailles, Abaris from Les Boréades in Oldenburg, the title-role in Atys by Lully (Avignon, Tourcoing, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Belmonte from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (French version) in Versailles as well as many concerts (Lélio by Berlioz with the Capitole National Orchestra in Toulouse, Les Indes Galantes by Rameau at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon and several series with the Stradivaria Ensemble, Le Palais Royal, La Chapelle Harmonique, La Cappella Mediterranea...).
Platée - Rameau
Aria of Thespis : "Charmant Bacchus..."
Opéra national de Paris - 2022
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.