Nicolas Courjal

Nicolas Courjal studied with mezzo Jane Berbié and started his career in the ensembles of the Paris Opéra-Comique then of theWiesbaden Theatre. Since he has appeared in almost all French theatres including Paris Opéra-Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet, as well as other prestigious places such as 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 as well as in Russia and in 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 bass repertoire, that he has sung extensively everywhere in the world : Narbal/Les Troyens, Gessler/Guillaume Tell,Méphistophéles/Faust and Damnation de Faust, Bertram/Robert le Diable, the four devils/Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Golaud and Arkel / Pellés et Mélisande.

In concert, he has appeared with important orchestras such as Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio- France, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra,  Orchestre dell’Academia Sta Cecilia, Orquestra de la RTVE, under the baton of conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Conlon, Alain Altinoglu, John Eliot Gardiner…

In the next seasons, he will sing a.o. Mefistofele, La Forza del Destino in Toulouse, Damnation de Faust in Oslo and in Monte Carlo, Thomas’ Hamlet in Liège, Nabucco in Lausanne, his first Escamillo / Carmen in Rouen, Lucia di Lammermoor at Aix en Provence Festival…

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 DVD of Carmen and Guillaume Tell with the Royal Opera House.

Representation : World

Offenbach : Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Verdi : Don Carlo
Ravel : L’Heure espagnole
Berlioz : Damnation de Faust