Benoit-joseph Meier

Benoit-joseph Meier

Tenore di Grazia (Rossini-tenor)

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2015Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'InghilterraRoberto The Earl Of Leicester

Bio





After graduating from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles with highest honors, Franco-Swiss tenor Benoit-Joseph Meier was a finalist in the Concours international de chant baroque de Froville (France, September 2015).
He subsequently studied with Agnès Mellon, Guy Flechter and Valerie Guillorit, and attended masterclasses with Maarten Koningsberger, Yves Sotin, Gilles Ragon, Christine Schweitzer, Christophe Rousset, Dietrich Henschel, Jessica Pratt and Margreet Honig.

His voice allows him to sing both the French baroque repertoire ("haute-contre") and the high lying tenor repertoire (typically Rossini).

Recent projects include Leicester in Rossini’s Elisabetta regina d’Inghilterra (with the Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi, 2015), Don Modesto & Christ Sauvage for the first performance at the Opéra de Nantes of Maria Respublica by François Paris (director Gilles Rico,conductor Daniel Kawka, 2016), Céix in  Alcioneby Marin Marais (conductor Jordi Savall, Opéra-Comique in Paris 2017).

In 2017-2018, he was a member of the International Opera Academy in Ghent, lead by Guy Joosten, where sang Pelléas in  Le Petit Pelléas, a version for children of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, directed by Lucija Brnic, at the Opera Vlaanderen (Belgium 2018).











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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Roberto The Earl Of Leicester 1 week Ensemble Matheus 2015
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Ferrando No
Mozart: Don Giovanni Don Ottavio No
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride Pylade No
Gluck: Ifigenia en Aulide Achille No