Saturday, December 13, 2014

Reader Submission: Anas Séguin

Anas Séguin
We have another reader submission today, which come from a reader in France. They are attending Rachmaninov's Aleko at the Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand and noticed that the title role was being sung by Anas Séguin. They emailed us and asked if he'd ever appeared on our site, which he has not.

Anas Séguin sings Largo al factotum from the Barber of Seville:

The Moroccan barihunk began his musical studies playing the piano and the trumpet, before embarking on 10 years of vocal training at the Paris Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional. He's been a frequent prize winner in major vocal competitions, including second prize in the opera category in Arles and first prize for Mélodie at the International Competition of Lyric Singing in Marmande.

He recently performed Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in Marmande, a role that he'll reprise in Mérignac in March 2015. Aleko will be performed on December 18th at the Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand. Additional information is available online. The opera, which is based on The Gypsies by Alexander Pushkin, includes the baritone aria "Ves' tabor spit," which is frequently performed by baritones in vocal competitions.

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