Ludovic Tézier

French baritone (Marseille, 1968 - )

Expert on the French repertoire of the 19th century, baritone Ludovic Tézier perpetrates the tradition of his glorious predecessors: Robert Massard, Ernest Blanc ou Gabriel Bacquier.

Born in Marseille, French baritone Ludovic Tézier studied under Claudine Duprat at CNIPAL and in École d'Art lyrique of Paris alongside Michel Sénéchal, before joining his ensemble as a baritone in Lucerne. He was quickly noticed by Nicolas Joel who gave him his first role in Toulouse. He then went on auditioning for Jean Pierre Brossmann and joined the Opéra de Lyon. His career as a guest soloist took off in 1999 and he has since been featured in the most prestigious operas in the world, directed by the most renowned conductors in Glyndebourne, Deutsche Opera Berlin or The Scala Milan. From 2000 onwards, his career really took off and he has performed at New York’s Met, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Monnaie à Bruxelles.

Ludovic Tézier has played many roles in the operatic repertoire including: Conte d'Almaviva, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Jeletzki, Albert (Werther), Luna (Il Trovatore), Marcello, Escamillo, Ankarstrom, Wolfram, Don Giovanni, Belcore, Eugen Onegin, Ford, Rigoletto, Rodrigo - among others. 

Speaking four languages, including Russian, Ludovic Tézier approaches a wide spectrum of composers with great ease - Mozart, Indy, Verdi, Massenet or Tchaikovski - while also performing in recitals and recording melodies from Berlioz and Liszt. 

Five landmark dates of Ludovic Tézier: 

1977: First musical chill when receiving as a gift vinyls including Wagner’s openings
1998: Tied second place with the mezzosoprano Joyce di Donato at the Operalia contest
1999: Debut on the international stages
2005: Debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as the Conte di Almaviva
2006: Award for the best lyrical artist of the Victoires de la musique classique (France)