French tenor Vincent Ordonneau is a noted specialist in the character tenor repertoire : The Four Servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, The Holy Fool in Boris Godunov, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, Pong in Turandot, Le Remendado in Carmen, Rodolphe in Guillaume Tell, The Father Confessor in Dialogues des Carmélites, Schmidt in Werther, Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon, Torquemada in L’heure Espagnole, Monsieur Triquet in Yevgeny Onegin, Sellem in The Rake’s Progress, Spoletta in Tosca, Borsa in Rigoletto, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro

He works with Robin Ticciati, Daniele Callegari, Dan Ettinger, Marco Armiliato, Ingo Metzmacher, Riccardo Frizza, Ed Gardner, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Bertrand de Billy, Evelino Pidò, Paolo Olmi, Paolo Carignani, Wayne Marshall Paolo Arrivabeni, Jonathan Cohen…

He collaborates with directors including Barrie Kosky, Stefano Poda, Laurent Pelly, Wajdi Mouawad, Olivier Py, Achim Freyer, Pierre Audi, John Fulljames, Dominique Pitoiset, Daniel Benoin.

He performs in the Opera houses of Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Rome-Santa Cecilia, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Paris-Opéra Comique and Théâtre du Châtelet, Tokyo-Sumida Triphony Hall, Luxembourg, Dutch National Opera, Mariinsky Theatre-St Petersburg, Opéra National de Lyon, Kölner Philharmonie, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Arena di Verona, Salzburger Festspiele, and others.

In 2021, he sang the four servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona and he made his debut at the Opéra National de Paris, singing the role of the Shepherd in Oedipe.

In 2022, he made his debut at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Liège with Perlimpinpin (Le dernier sorcier), at the Arena di Verona Festival with Le Remendado (Carmen), and in Tel Aviv with The four servants (Les contes d’Hoffmann).

Highlights of 2023 includes the role of Bardolfo (Falstaff) in Nice, the Father confessor (Dialogues des carmélites) at the Glyndebourne festival and in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the four servants (Les contes d’Hoffmann) in Liège.

As well as his primary focus on the Romantic French repertoire, he is also exploring contemporary roles, such as the creation of the opera “Benjamin, dernière nuit” at the Opéra National de Lyon and the role of le Berger in Enescu’s Oedipe, at the Salzburger Festspiele and the Opéra National de Paris (two different productions).

Vincent Ordonneau is also qualified as a chartered engineer in Electronics and Computer Science.

Update : May 2023

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