Brussels Philharmonic | Sébastien Droy, tenor

Sébastien Droy, tenor

After studying Musicology at the Sorbonne University, Sébastien Droy entered the Paris National Conservatory in the class of Mireille Alcantara and graduated with distinctions in 2003. He started his career with the Mozart repertoire: Ottavio from Don Giovanni (Tours, Monte-Carlo, Antibes), Ferrando from Cosí fan Tutte (Saint-Etienne, Beaune, Strasbourg, Angers), Idamante from Idomeneo (Strasbourg, Lyon), Belmonte from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Saint-Etienne, Metz), Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Metz, Bordeaux, Strasbourg) and Agenore from Il Re Pastore (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Innsbrück).

In France and Europe, he sang numerous roles from the Baroque period to the 20th century: Adonis from Vénus et Adonis by Desmarest (Nancy), Pylade from Iphigénie en Tauride (Tours), Artémidore and Le Chevalier Danois from Armide by Gluck (Amsterdam), Tom Jones in the eponym opera by Philidor (Lausanne), Il Conte Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Nancy, Tours, Rennes, Toulon, Metz), Pâris from La Belle Hélène (Toulouse, Lausanne, Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg), Fritz from La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein (Liège), Orphée from Orphée et Eurydice (Nancy, Montpellier, Nantes), Alfred from Die Fledermaus (Toulouse), Prince Sou-Chong from Das Land des Lächelns (Tours, Avignon), Bénédict from Béatrice et Bénédict (Brussels), Andreloun from Mireille (Opéra de Paris), Philémon from Philémon et Baucis by Gounod (Tours), Tybalt from Roméo et Juliette (Amsterdam), Lensky from Evgeny Onegin (Tours), Fenton from Falstaff (Tours, Montpellier), Cassio from Otello (Marseille), Alfredo from La Traviata (Tours), Nadir from Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bordeaux), Le Chevalier de la Force from Dialogues des Carmélites (Avignon), Tom Rakewell from The Rake's Progress (Nancy).

In the concert field, he sang Bach’s B Mass and Saint John’s Passion, Buxtehude and Telemann Cantatas, Haendel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and C Mass, Dvorak’s D Mass, Schumann’s E flat Mass, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Messa di Gloria, Martini's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Berlioz’s L'Enfance du Christ, Messe Solennelle, La Damnation de Faust and La Grande Messe des Morts, Britten’s Illuminations.

He sang under the baton of such conductors as Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset, Jérémie Rhorer, Hervé Niquet, François-Xavier Roth, Jean-Claude Malgoire, John Nelson, Serge Baudo, Michel Corboz, Iván Fischer, Ivor Bolton…He regularly performs in recitals (melodies and Lied) and took part in many recordings.

His engagements for season 2018-2019: Tamino from Die Zauberflöte (Murten), Franz from Les Fées du Rhin by Offenbach (Tours), Camille from Die lustige Witwe (touring Belgium), Calisis from Les Boréades by Rameau (Dijon), Don José from La Tragédie de Carmen by Marius Constant (Compiègne). Concert-wise: Mozart's Requiem (at the Invalides in Paris), ​ Shell Shock - A Requiem of War by Nicholas Lens (Paris Philharmonie), Der Evangelist from Matthäus-Passion by Bach (Bern), Rossini's Stabat Mater (Saint-Etienne), Martini's Requiem and Berlioz' Messe Solennelle at the Radio France Festival (Montpellier).