Étienne Dupuis

Étienne Dupuis, Baritone

Pacific Opera Victoria
Escamillo in Carmen

February, 2012

Étienne Dupuis makes his Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Escamillo in POV's February 2012 production of Carmen.

Mr. Dupuis completed his studies in voice at McGill University where he appeared in productions of Les contes d'Hoffmann, Cavalli's La Calisto and in the role of Belcore in L'elisir d'amore. He was a member of l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, where he performed Escamillo and Dancaïre in Carmen and Peter in Hänsel und Gretel.

In the past seasons Étienne Dupuis sang frequently with l'Opéra de Montréal including roles in Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte and La Bohème, Mandarino in Turandot, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas and Dancaïre in Carmen. His repertoire includes the roles of Lescaut in Puccini's Manon Lescaut with the New Israeli Opera, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief with I Musici de Montreal, Marcello in La Bohème with l'Opéra de Québec, Papageno, which he performed with Vancouver Opera and l'Opéra de Tours, Mercutio for l'Opéra de Québec and for Hawaii Opera Theatre and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with l'Opéra de Marseille. Recently, Mr. Dupuis took on the role of Johnny Rockfort in the operatic version of Starmania for l'Opéra de Québec which he reprised in Montreal in March 2009.

Recently he sang Silvano in Un ballo in Maschera with l'Opéra de Paris, Silvio with Opera de Montréal, Lescaut of Massenet's Manon with Calgary Opera, Marcello with Hawaii Opera, Opéra de Montréal and Edmonton Opera, Schaunard with Monte-Carlo Opera, Enrico of Lucia di Lamermoor with Quebec Opera, Carmina Burana with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Silvio from Pagliacci with Opera de Marseille, John Sorel in The Consul from Menotti with Montreal Opera, Figaro from Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opéra de Montpellier.

In the past months he has performed Marcello from La Bohème with Opéra de Montréal, Valentin from Faust with Opéra de Tours. In concert he sang several recitals, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Longueil orchestra, and Carmina Burana in Munich.

Recent and upcoming projects include Valentin (Faust) with Opéra de Montréal, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Berlin Deutsche Oper, Opéra de Massy, Opéra d'Avignon, Escamillo (Carmen) with Pacific Opera Victoria, and Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles) with Berlin Deustche Oper, Opéra du Rhin, and Nantes Opera.

Mr Dupuis was selected to represent Canada in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

January, 2012