Antoine Bélanger is a graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and a former member of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.  He made his début at the Opéra de Montréal in the role of l’Amante in  Puccini’s Il Tabarro and since then has performed the following roles with the company: Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, Nick in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and the Captain in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème.

Also recognized for his acting skills, Antoine has been acclaimed for his interpretations of Eisenstein in J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Prince Sou-Chong in Lehar's Le Pays du Sourire, Don José in La Tragédie de Carmen as well as Don José in Bizet's original version of Carmen.

Antoine is regularly invited as a guest soloist by different ensembles and orchestras. His repertoire includes: La grande Messe by Gilles Vigneault, Handel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Théodore Dubois' Les sept paroles du Christ, Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Orff's Carmina Burana.  

Recent performances include Alfredo (La Traviata) at Saskatoon Opera, a tour of several cities in France with Opéra Éclaté (Saint-Céré, France) as Rodolfo (La Bohème), his debuts with Vancouver Opera as Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette), Calgary Opera as Rodolfo (La Bohème), the title role in Faust with Opéra de Montréal and Alfredo (La Traviata) with Opéra de Québec.

Upcoming engagements include appearances at the Opéra de Québec and Opéra de Montréal's Gala concerts.


OPERA REPERTOIRE
BIZET
Don José - Carmen
Don José - La Tragédie de Carmen

DONIZETTI
Nemorino - Elisir d'Amore

GOUNOD
Faust - Faust
Tybalt - Roméo et Juliette

HAYDN
Cecco - Il mondo della luna

MASSENET
Werther - Werther
PUCCINI
Rodolfo - La Bohème
Pinkerton - Madama Butterfly
Rinuccio - Gianni Schicchi

RAVEL
Gonzalve - L'Heure Espagnole

STRAUSS, J.
Eisenstein & Alfred - Die Fledermaus

STRAVINSKI
Le Pêcheur - Le Rossignol

VERDI

Alfredo - La Traviata
CONCERT REPERTOIRE
BRUCKNER
Te Deum

DUBOIS, T.
Les Sept Paroles du Christ

FRANCK
Mass in A

HANDEL
The Messiah

MOZART
Krönungsmesse
Requiem


PUCCINI
Messa di Gloria

SCHUBERT
Mass in A minor

VERDI
Messa da Requiem

VIGNEAULT, G.
Grande Messe

ENGAGED BY
Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal
Calgary Opera
Green Mountain Opera Festival
Opéra de Montréal
Opéra de Québec
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre Symphonique de Trois Rivières
Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil
Pacific Opera Victoria
Vancouver Opera

 

 
 
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