Thursday, January 17, 2019

Reader Submission: French Barihunk Philippe Estèphe

Philippe Estèphe as Don Giovanni (photos: Paul Fave)
Our latest Reader Submission is 30-year-old French barihunk Philippe Estèphe, who hails from Agen, nestled between Bordeaux and Toulouse. He has been performing Raimbaud in Rossini's Le Comte Ory at the Opéra de Rennes in December and January. Performance will resume on March 1st.

Other upcoming performances this season include Monsieur de Brétigny in Massenet's Manon at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Opéra-Comique in Paris, as well as Albert in Massenet's Werther at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

Philippe Estèphe (photo: LucieMdB)
He made his operatic debut with Chants de Garonne and the Opéra Bastide. He frequently performs with the Aquitaine Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has performed Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen, Albert in Massenet's Werther and the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He also toured with Opéra Eclaté singing the role of Don Giovanni.

In 2016, Estèphe performed in the premiere of Dominique Spagnolo’s La Princesse Maritorne. He recently sang the role of Sparck in Offenbach's Fantasio at the Opera Comique,  Dedale in Jonathan Dove's Le Monstre du Labirynthe at the Montpellier Opera, Peer Gynt at the Limoges Opera and Morales in Bizet's Carmen in Montpellier.  

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