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Vincent Lièvre-Picard

Tenor

Studied in the Conservatoires of both Tours and Paris and then at the Conservatoire Supérieur. He obtains awards in all three institutes with a First Price in Singing and a Superior Degree in Early Music with congratulations. During those years he received lessons from Noémi Rime and Howard Crook. He studied a few years with Udo Reinemann, and is presently advised by Alain Buet and François-Nicolas Geslot.

At the opera, he sings pieces from Charpentier,- Rameau, Haydn, Mozart Offenbach and Carl Orff – main title in Charpentier's Actéon at the Théâtre in Bordeaux, in Rameau's Zoroastre in Marseille, Cecco (Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn) in Angers and the Erzähler (Der Mond, Orff) at the Opéra National Paris Bastille, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in Toulon and les quatre Valets in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. He will soon sing Arnalta in l'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) under René Jacobs, and take part in Le Petit Prince, Michael Levinas' new opera after Saint-Exupéry's novel, and in Wilde, Hector Parra's new opéra in Schwetzingen (may 2015).

His wide repertoire in oratorio has a special focus on the Evangelist parts of Bach's Passions that he regularly performs and for which he's highly praised, on French baroque where he is acclaimed in the parts of “haute-contre à la française” for the beauty of his timbre, his ease in the acute and his fine knowledge of the style, and on the oratorios of Mozart, Haydn, Berlioz, Dvorak, Rachmaninov and Britten.

Vincent Lièvre-Picard will perform in 2014 with conductors such as Benjamin Alard, Jean-Marc Andrieu, Christophe Coin, Michel Corboz, Jean-Christophe Frisch, Sébastien d'Hérin, Jean-Claude Malgoire ou Guy van Waas and alongside Aline Zylberajch, Astrid Marc, Martin Robidoux and Emmanuel Olivier.

Other recordings will be available shortly that will add to the long list already existing (more than 30 discs), among which many received prestigious awards (Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Prix Massenet de la meilleure intégrale d'Opéra, disc of the month for English magazine Goldberg...).

Vincent Lièvre-Picard on the Web