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Ronan Nédélec (Baritone)

Born: France

The French baritone, Ronan Nédélec, studied at Lycée Brizeux in Quimper (1987-1990). He studied voice at the CNSM in Paris under Rachel Yakar and Peggy Bouveret and received his degree in 2000. He then perfected his craft under Ruben Lifschitz, focusing on Lieder and French melody.

Ronan Nédélec quickly appeared on stage, including in George Frideric Handel;s Samson at the Ambronay Festival and in works such as W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Georges Bizet's Carmen, Les Brigands (Offenbach), Werther, Charles Gounod's Faust, Madama Butterfly, La Bohême and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Tours, Rennes, Lille, Montpellier, Caen and Limoges Operas, the Opéra-Comique and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Radio-France Festival…

Ronan Nédélec has been invited to many festivals in France and abroad and has completed many recordings. In 2002, he was the Forester (Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, where he was welcomed once more for Les Tréteaux de Maître Pierre (Falla) and Renard (Igor Stravinsky) with Pierre Boulez and Klaus Michael Grüber, which were also performed in Luxemburg and Vienna. He has performed a very broad repertoire on stage and in concert under the batons of reknowned conductors including John Nelson, J.-C. Casadesus, A. Altinoglu, J.-Y. Ossonce, M. Franck, S. Mälkki, Ton Koopman, H. Niquet, Gérard Lesne, Reinhard Goebel, Christopher Hogwood

Ronan Nédélec then debuted the title role of G. Dazzi’s Luthier de Venise at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and sang Zurga in G. Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles in Tours. He has appeared in Otello in Reims, Paul Hindemith’s Neues vom Tage in Dijon, Menotti’s The Telephone/Amelia al Ballo, Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, Tosca, L.v. Beethoven's Fidelio and Faust in Tours. He debuted at La Scala in Milan in Roméo et Juliette with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and B. Sher. More recently, he has sung in productions of Il Trittico, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and Belle Hélène at the Tours Opera, and as Altoum (Turandot) in the Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay. He is currently preparing for the role of the Commissioner in Madama Butterfly at the Reims Opera.

Source: Agence Artistique Cédelle /Website (2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2016)

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