Jean-sébastien Beauvais

Jean-sébastien Beauvais


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««Jean-Sebastien Beauvais was a menacing presence as various spirits and deserves mention for his vocal flexibility across both Bass and Countertenor ranges.»»
««The singing, led by Sylvie Gallant, Carleen Ebbs and Adam Kowalczyk, was uniformly good. Under the musical direction of Jean-Sébastien Beauvais the work remained intact. (...) all was done with conviction and seriousness.»»
The Guardian/The Observer (2017)
««(...)c'est surtout Jean-Sébastien Beauvais, nanti des kimonos de Katisha (amoureuse de Nanki-Poo) qui fait chauffer l'applaudimètre. C'est mérité, car ce rôle de composition travesti in a baroque mood - songeons aux nourrices et intrigantes de Monteverdi et Cavalli -, à rebours des habituels altos féminins, est lourd de périls, tant l'outrance peut y desservir la musicalité. Avec ce contre-ténor, drôle mais subtil, il n'en est rien : l'air Alone, and yet alive est ainsi phrasé en sorte de donner au personnage de la duègne ridicule cet instant de fragilité, sans lequel elle ne serait qu'un pantin dépourvu des plus élémentaires attraits.»»
Appogiature magazine (2017)


Singer, organist and conductor, his vocal repertoire 

extends from Baroque oratorio and opera to

contemporary music. 

He is frequently invited to perform as a guest soloist with international ensembles and conductors including the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Aapo Häkkinen), Alan Curtis, The Netherlands Bach Society (Jos van Veldhoven), Opera Fuoco (David Stern), The Namur Chamber Choir (Leornardo G. Alarcon), The Northern Consort, the Hollands V ocaal Ensemble, Currende (Paul van Nevel), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet) and le Poême Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre).

Recent operatic roles include Ottone in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea in Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Apollo in Cavalli’s Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne with The Venice Opera Project (Venice, Italy); Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado in St Quentin theatre (Paris); Daniel in Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar staged in Theatre Veenendal (Netherlands); the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Noordwijk Opera Festival (The Netherlands); Fernando in Conti’s Don Chisciottewith Opera aan het IiJ and the Utrecht Barok Consort (Amsterdam); Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Den-Haag (DNOA production) and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with the Utrechts Spelen (The Netherlands).

He is a graduate from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and holds a Masters in Classical Singing from the Conservatory of Amsterdam (NL) with Valerie Guillorit and Claron Mac Fadden, and from the Dutch National Opera Academy directed by Alexander Oliver.                  

Recent recordings include Beloved & Beautiful for Channel Classic’s record (nominated to the Edison Klassiek Price in 2009) with the Netherlands Bach society - dir. Jos van Veldhoven, and Requiem Siciliano for Belgium Label Ricercar with the Choir Chamber of Namur (2014) – dir. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.               

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