Sunday, January 27, 2008
OK, for all of you who like 'em a little bigger and brawnier, meet French bass Jean-François Gardeil. He has made a name for himself singing baroque music, but has venured out to sing the lyric repertoire in recent years. He is probably best known for his performance on the recording of Rameau's "Atys."
Gardeil was born in France and studied voice at the l'Université de Toulouse. He went on to win a number of voice competitions.
His barihunk role is Frederic in Lakme and possibly Gendarme in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, depending on the production.
He is beginning a career as a teacher. Anyone need voice lessons?