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Stéphane Degout



Stéphane Degout is a graduate of the Lyon National Music Conservatoire and has been a member of Lyon Opera’s Lyric Workshop. He shot to international fame with his debut as Papageno at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Since then, he has performed on the world’s greatest operatic stages, including the Paris Opera, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Opéra Comique, the Berlin Staatsoper, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Theater an der Wien, the Covent Garden Royal Opera House, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the New York Metropolitan Opera and La Scala.

He has sung the roles of Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Wolfram (Tannhaüser), Raimbaud (Le Comte Ory), Thésée (Hippolyte & Aricie), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Mercutio (Roméo & Juliette), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), which he performed recently in a new production for the Dutch National Opera, as well as the title roles in Thomas’ Hamlet, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Conti’s Don Chisciotte and Ulisse in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. He was also universally acclaimed by both the press and the public for his interpretation of Débussy’s Pelléas, a role which he made his own.

Degout is very fond of French melody and German Lieder, and has devoted great attention to both under the guidance of Ruben Lifschitz. He has given numerous recitals throughout the world and is renowned for the finesse and sensitivity of his interpretations.

His commitment as an artist has led to his participation in a number of world premières, such as La Dispute by Benoît Mernier, Au Monde and Pinocchio by Philippe Boesmans, and the upcoming Lessons in Love and Violence by George Benjamin.

Versailles, Yvelines, FR
Bordeaux, Gironde, FR
Hamburg, DE

Updated October 2019

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