Stanislas de Barbeyrac

Stanislas de Barbeyrac is one of the most exciting tenors to emerge in recent seasons, having already performed to great acclaim at such leading theaters as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and Grand Théâtre de Genève. He started off the 2019/20 season with his debut as Don Carlos and Damon in Les Indes galantes at the Opéra National de Paris. The tenor will soon appear for the first time at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, after which he will return to Paris as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, sing Admete in Alceste at the Bayerische Staatsoper and present recitals in Bordeaux and Strasbourg.

In the 2018/19 season, de Barbeyrac debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, a role which he subsequently performed in Munich and in a new production in Paris, and which he will soon reprise in Orange. He also debuted at the Semperoper Dresden as Alfredo in La Traviata, sang his first Piquillo in La Périchole in Bordeaux and returned to the Dutch National Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. The 2017/18 season held a number of significant debuts for de Barbeyrac, including his debut at the Opernhaus Zürich as Tamino, his debut at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels as Le chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites, his debut as Gonzalve in L’Heure espagnole at the Opéra National de Paris, and his debut as Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande with Opéra National de Bordeaux. He also sang Tamino at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Paris and Le chevalier at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre de Caen and Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

In the 2016/17 season, de Barbeyrac made his North American debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the San Francisco Opera. He also sang Renaud in Armide at the Wiener Staatsoper and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Benedict in Beatrice et Benedict and Pylade in Iphigenie en Tauride at the Opéra National de Paris. Engagements from the 2015/16 season included Le chevalier in Dialogues des Carmelites at the Dutch National Opera and Bayerische Staatsoper, Tamino and Leandre in Le Medecin malgre lui at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Macduff in Macbeth with Opéra de Marseille, and Don Ottavio at the Drottningsholms Slottsteater in Sweden.

Highlights from de Barbeyrac’s 2014/15 season included Narraboth in Salome at the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Paris in La belle Helene with Opera d’Avignon in France, Admete in Alceste at the Opéra National de Paris, Davidde penitente for his debut at the Salzburg Festival, and Arbace in the new production of Idomeneo for his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In the 2013/2014 season, he sang Evandre in Alceste at the Opéra National de Paris, Lord Arturo Bucklaw in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opéra de Marseille, and Tamino for his debut at the Aix en Provence Festival in France.

Stanislas de Barbeyrac completed his musical education at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, where he first studied with his current vocal mentor Lionel Sarazzin. Other roles in his repertoire include Cassio in Otello, Alfredo in La Traviata, and Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser. De Barbeyrac has also performed with orchestras in numerous works, including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ and Te Deum.

De Barbeyrac has won numerous prestigious vocal competitions in France and was a prizewinner at the International Competition of Queen Elizabeth in 2011. In 2014, he was named “Revelation Artiste Lyrique” by the prestigious French competition Victoires de la Musique.