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Cyril Auvity

Graduated in Physics at Lille’s University, Cyril Auvity completed his musical studies at the conservatory in Lille in 1999, and won the international singing contest in Clermont Ferrand the same year. Chosen by William Christie, he started his career at a very young age, performing Telemaco in Monteverdi’s “Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria” in Aix-en-Provence Festival and performed the role throughout Europe (Madrid Teatro Real staged by PL Pizzi) and the USA.

He received numerous invitations to international festivals and opera houses: “Persée”by Lully with Christophe Rousset; Cavalli’s “Gli Strali d’Amore” under the direction of Gabriel Garrido; Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” with Christophe Rousset in a Spanish tour; Lully’s “Persée” and Charpentier’s “Médée” in Toronto; Purcell’s “Dido and Eneas” at Nancy Opera House and at the Aldeburgh Festival; the title role in Charpentier’s “Actéon” with Emmanuelle Haïm.

His long lasting collaboration with William Christie continued with new productions like “Les Arts Florissants” by Charpentier, “David & Jonatas”(title role), new production of Campra's “Fêtes Vénitiennes” at Opéra Comique with William Christie and Robert Carsen, Morphée in Lully’s “Atys” under the baton of William Christie, staged by Jean-François Villégier. He also debuted the title role in Rameau’s “Pygmalion” in a co-production between Nancy Opera House and Théâtre du Châtelet under the baton of Hervé Niquet as well as in a new production of Destouches’s “Callirhoé” in Montpellier. On Mozart roles debuted in “Don Giovanni” (Don Ottavio) with Emmanuel Krivine; he performed the same role in a stage production in Montpellier where the following year he sang Tamino in “The Magic Flute”. In Lille’s Opera he sang Basilio in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée and Monostatosin “Die Zauberflöte” in Bordeaux staged by Laura Scozzi.

Cyril Auvity has recorded for several major labels like Erato, Naïve, EMI/Virgin, Zig-ZagTerritoires etc. among them we cite the recent recording of the title role in Lully’s “Bellérophon”,“Phaéton”and “Amadis”. with Christophe Rousset. He has released for Zig-Zag Territoires a CD intitled “Orphée” with masterpieces of Rameau, Clérambault etc., later a CD dedicated to Bononcini and last released for Glossa intitled “Stances du Cid” has been awarded Diapason d’Or by the music specialized magazine “Diapason”.

Last seasons among others projects have been: Handel’s “Partenope”in several theaters in Italy, with Ottavio Dantone; Lully’s “Thésée” in Paris and in Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm; Lully’s “Amadis”(title-role); “King Arthur” under the baton of Joël Suhubiette; he is Pan in Cavalli’s “La Calisto” at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Christophe Rousset/Macha Makeïeff, a new production of Cavalli’s ”Egisto” at the Opéra Comique with Vincent Dumestre and staged by Benjamin Lazar; “Pastore” in the Orfeoproduction in Theater an der Wien with Ivor Bolton/Claus Guth; Rameau’s “Indes Galantes” in Toulouse Capitole conducted by Christophe Rousset, “Acis and Galatea” with Leonordo Garcia Alarcon in Amsterdam Concertgebouw, “Platée” (Tespis, Mercure) in Stuttgart stage by Calixto Bieto, an other production staged by Robert Carsen with William Christie in Theater an der Wien, Opéra Comique in Paris, Capitole in Toulouse; etc.

Recent engagements include: stage version of Acis and Galatea (title role) with Damien Guillon/A-L Liégeois, Rameau’s “Indes Galantes” (Valère, Tacmas) at the Bayerisch Staatsoper with Ivor Bolton/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Charpentier’s “Acteon”(title role) with Les Talens Lyriques, Orfeo (title role) with Les Arts Florissants/Paul Agnew, Ceixin Marin Marais’s “Alcione”with Jordi Savall/Louise Moaty at the Opéra Comique and Liceu in Barcelona. For the forthcoming season he will be Sommeilin Lully’s “Phaeton” at Perm Opera in a new production of Benjamin Lazar with Vincent Dumestre and we note the Cyril Auvity will make incursion on a modern repertoire with Philippe Boesmans’s “Pinocchio”staged by Joël Pommerat at Bordeaux Opera.