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Virgile Ancely (Bass-Baritone)

Born: France

The French bass-baritone, Virgile Ancely, began his singing studies at the Conservatoire de Roubaix and continued his training at the CRR de Paris in the Département Supérieur pour Jeunes Chanteurs created by Laurence Equilbey, graduating in 2008 with Prix de perfectionnement. He is winner in 2009 of the concours international de chant de Clermont-Ferrand.

Virgile Ancely works regularly as a soloist (Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, Le Balcon by Péter Eötvös, Métamorphose by M. Levinas at the Théâtre de l'Athénée) with Ensemble Le Balcon created by Maxime Pascal and Alphonse Cemin, and numerous Baroque ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants (Director: William Christie), Le Poème Harmonique (Director: Vincent Dumestre), Le Concert Spirituel (Director: Herve Niquet), Les Paladins (Director: Jérôme Corréas), Ensemble Pygmalion (Director: Raphaël Pichon), Les Ombres ...

Recent engagements in the opera include Le Petit Prince by M. Levinas (le roi, le buveur, l'allumeur de réverbère, l'aiguilleu) at the Opéra de Lille, Don Quichotte chez la duchesse by Boismortier, staged by Shirley and Dino (Merlin, Montésinos) at the Opéra Royal de Versailles (DVD forthcoming), Les Indes galantes (Bellone, Osman, Alvar) at the Théâtre impérial de Compiègne and at the Opéra de Reims, Il ritorno d 'Ulisse in patria (Antinoo, Nettuno ,Tempo) at the Opéras de Reims, Massy and Nice, and Castor & Pollux (le grand prêtre) at Festival Radio-France de Montpellier, recorded by Harmonia Mundi.

 

Source: Le Balcon Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2015)
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Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Raphaël Pichon

Bass

Video V-5 (2016): BWV 244

Raphaël Pichon

Bass

Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
V-2 (2009):
BWV 233, BWV 236, BWV 118
Video V-5 (2016):
J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea, BWV 244: Part I, J. Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur justus, BWV 244: Part II

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Virgil Ancely, bass-baritone (Le Balcon) [French]

 


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