Nicolas Courjal studied with mezzo Jane Berbié then joined the ensembles of the Paris Opéra-Comique and of the Wiesbaden Theatre. He has since appeared at major operatic stages such as Paris Opéra-Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Sferisterio di Macerata, Maestranza di Sevilla, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Chorégies d’Orange, Grand-Théâtre de Genève, Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra de Monte-Carlo and in Russia and Japan.
He sings all the lead roles of the bass repertoire including Filippo /Don Carlo, King Mark/Tristan und Isolde, Hunding / Walküre, Gremin/Eugen Onegin, Fiesco/Simone Boccanegra, Pimen/Boris Godunov, Basilio/Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He is a recognized reference of the French repertoire, that he has extensively sung all throughout the world : Narbal/Les Troyens, Gessler/Guillaume Tell, Méphisto /Faust and Damnation de Faust, Bertram/Robert le Diable, the 4 villains/Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Golaud and Arkel / Pellés et Mélisande… under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michel Plasson, James Conlon, Alain Altinoglu, John-Elliot Gardiner…
Recently he sang the title role of Mefistofele in Toulouse, Marcel/Les Huguenots in Marseille, Gremin / Eugen Onegin in Brussels, Damnation de Faust in Oslo and in Monte Carlo, Lucie de Lammermoor at Aix-en-Provence Festival and his first Escamillo / Carmen in Rouen.
Upcoming projects include Nabucco in Lausanne and Toulouse, the title role of Don Giovanni in Toulouse, Nilakantha /Lakmé in Strasbourg, and his US debut as Golaud / Pelléas et Mélisande in Dallas.
His vast discography includes Petitgirard’s Elephant Man,Joncières’ Dimitri, David’s Herculanum, Berlioz’ Les Troyens and Damnation de Faust (Warner) as well as the DVDs of Carmen and Guillaume Tell with the Royal Opera House.
Representation : World