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Born in 1979, Christophe Dumaux took master classes with Noëlle Barker and James Bowman in his teens and went on to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
When he was just 22, July 2002 marked Christophe Dumaux’s professional debut singing the role of Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Festival de Radio France, Montpellier. The production, conducted by René Jacobs, went on to the Innsbruck Festival and the Berlin Staatsoper. A recording with Harmonia Mundi was released in 2003. Since then, he has been invited internationally for both opera and concert engagements at the major houses and festivals - the Metropolitan New York, Glyndebourne Festival , the Paris Opera , Theater an der Wien, Chicago, the Santa Fe Festival, the Berlin Staatsoper, Salzburger Festspiele, Munich and Zurich.
His repertoire includes Tamerlano (Spoleto Festival USA); La Calisto (Luxembourg); Eliogabalo (La Monnaie in Brussels); Sosarme (Saint Gallen); Orlando (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris), Ottone, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne, Paris, Geneva, Madrid); Ottone, Agrippina (Santa Fe); Unulfo, Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera, Dallas); Tolomeo (Paris, Glyndebourne, Pittsburg, Barbican, Vienna, Chicago, Madrid); Armindo, Agrippina (Copenhagen); Giasone (Vlaamse Opera); Fernando, Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena (Amsterdam).
Past engagements have included a new production of Jephta (Hamor) under Ivor Bolton and at the Theater an der Wien in a new production of Britten’s Death in Venice.
In 2011, Christophe Dumaux returned to the Opéra de Paris for two new productions, Akhmatova by Bruno Mantovani and Giulio Cesare (Tolomeo). The same year marked his debut in the title role of both Giulio Cesare at the Château de Versailles and of Rinaldo for Glyndebourne. The critiques were outstanding for both productions.
2012 marked his debut at the Salzburg Festival in a new production of Giulio Cesare and his debut at the Opernhaus Zurich. In 2013, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera, Paris and Zurich.
Recent concerts have brought him to the Salle Pleyel on two occasions, for Semele and Giulio Cesare, both with Cecila Bartoli. He gave a solo recital with the Moscow Soloists and with the famous Freiburger Barockorchester, and made his debut at the renowned Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam.
Dumaux has recorded a CD of Bach arias, which was released with Ambroisie - Naïve as well as a CD with Harmonia Mundi of Pergolesi’s Septem verba a Christo.
Next season, Christophe Dumaux will return to Zurich and will perform Petter Sellars’s production of Purcell’s Indian Queen at both the Teatro Real and in Perm.
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