Jean Marc Salzmann

Jean Marc Salzmann


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«Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: "Le Zuniga de Jean Marc Salzmann est en revanche excellent"»
«STADT BAYREUTH JUBELJAHR VON RICHARD WAGNER Alberich - Der Ring in einem Abend Richard Wagner Adaptation David Seaman , ... "alors que le Baryton Français Jean Marc Salzmann excelle dans le rôle d'Alberich"...»
LE PARISIEN 08/07/2013 (2018)
«MONUMENT NATIONAL MONTRÉAL, Fileno - Nicandro e Fileno "L’équipe réunie par Colpron et Lacoursière est formidable : tout le monde est acteur et musicien... Ceux-ci, excellents, conviennent à ce répertoire et sont bien appariés, tant Nils Brown et Jean-Marc Salzmann dans les rôles des deux barbons"...»
LE DEVOIR, 24/11/2017 christophe huss (2018)
2018Cherubini: MédéeCréon
2017Puccini: ToscaIl Sagrestano
2016Berlioz: La Damnation de FaustBrander
2015Puccini: ToscaIl Sagrestano
2014Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2012Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2010Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2009Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasLe directeur
2005Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2004Cherubini: MédéeCréon
2003Verdi: La TraviataBarone Douphol
2000Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2000Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
1997Verdi: La TraviataBarone Douphol
1996Puccini: ToscaIl Sagrestano
1994Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierHerr Von Faninal


Jean-Marc Salzmann is recognised for his velvety voice and his actor's talents. He performs in musical works as narrator in « Pierre et le Loup» of Prokofiev, as actor in Mozart’s " Die Entführung aus dem Serail " in German language, that he will perform at Opéra de Metz in January 2015, Leonard Bernstein's " Wonderful Town and also the role of Lamb, the cook of " Mother Courage and his children " of Bertolt Brecht with Théâtre de la Vallée. Jean-Marc Salzmann is associated artist and artistic adviser of Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne (France). Last season, he sang in « Carmen » at Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne in the creation of « Dreyfus » musical of Michel Legrand and Didier Van Cauwelaert, at Opéra de Nice. After that, he has toured in different cities with Opéraccordéon and the young accordionist Pierre Cussac, to browse trough lounges of theater or other atypical places and make discovering, as in the tradition of the French second empire or the « Schubertiades », the big opera repertoire (Donizetti, Lehár, Offenbach, Massenet, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, etc.)... Last August he joined the Orchestra « Les Siècles » conducted by François Xavier Roth alongside Anna Caterina Antonacci, Michael Spyres and Nicolas Courjal in Berlioz’s « the Damnation of Faust » to the « Festival Berlioz de La Côte Saint André ». He sang in Carmen at the Festspielhaus of Baden Baden and at the opera Hong-Kong conducted by Teodor Currentzis and directed by Philippe Arlaud, in « Madama Butterfly » at Opéra de Dijon with Jean François Sivadier as director and Pascal Verrot as conductor, and in Poulenc’s « Les Mamelles de Tirésias » in Austria and at Théâtre impérial de Compiègne. Last summer, he was Alberich in " Der Ring in einem Abend " for the remembrances of the city of Bayreuth for the bicentenary of Richard Wagner's birth. He creates a lot of contemporary works for the theater as well as for the concert, he works with composers such as Georges Aperghis, Charles Chaynes, Henri Dutilleux, Hans Werner Henze, Philippe Manoury, Maurice Ohana, Luis de Pablo, Aribert Reinmann, Wolfgang Rihm, etc... As actor singer, he creates alongside Sophie Marin Degor, the first " opera - fiction " written for cinema: " the Girl to the Book " directed by Jean Louis Comolli for Arte Channel. He participated in numerous operas for television (Carmen, Mignon, La Scala di Seta, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, La Belle Hélène, Cécilia, Tosca). We saw him last summer in broadcast "La Boite à musique de Jean François Zygel " on France 2 channel.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Sharpless Immediately Opera Nomade 2019
Cherubini: Médée Créon 24 hours Opéra De RouenHaute-normandie 2018
Puccini: Tosca Il Sagrestano Immediately Opéra de Nice et Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice 2017
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust Brander Immediately Festival Berlioz 2016
Puccini: Tosca Il Sagrestano Immediately Opéra de Toulon 2015


First price winner at the Conservatoire national superieur de musique de paris