Yann Beuron

French tenor (Dreux, 1969)

Since 1995 when he made his debut on stage, tenor Yann Beuron explored many repertoires, from Rameau to Fauré, including the works of Mozart's, Strauss's or Offenbach's.

After his studies in sociology, Yann Beuron joined the Paris Conservatoire in the singing class of Anna Maria Bondi, where he won the first prize unanimously in 1996.  

His first roles proved the diversity of his repertoire: a waiter in The Knight of the Rose of Richard Strauss under the conducting of Armin Jordan, one of Cellini's friends in Benvenuto Cellini, of Ferrando's in Cosi fan Tutte... Afterwards, he had his first important part in The Abduction from the Seraglio of Mozart, conducted by William Christie.

He made his debut at the Opéra de Paris also with William Christie in 1996, in Hippolyte et Aricie of Rameau, directed by Jean-Marie Villégier, where he played Arcas and Mercure. He came back a year later to play Mercure in Platée of Rameau under the conducting of Marc Minkowski. He has been performing there almost every season ever since. 

Marc Minkowski is the conductor with whom Yann Beuron works the most. Their collaborations include Gluck's operas (Iphigénie en Tauride, and in 2013 Alceste) and Offenbach's (Orpheus in the Underworld, La Belle Hélène, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein...)

Many prizes have marked out his career: winner of the Toti Dal Monte international competition in Treviso in 1996, "music revelation of the year" in 1999, a prize awarded by the Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique...

Five landmark dates in the life of Yann Beuron

• 1969: was born in Dreux.
• 1996: graduated from the Paris Conservatoire
• 1996: debut at the Opéra de Paris
• 1998: first collaboration with Marc Minkowski
• 1999: "music revelation of the year"

Five key recordings by Yann Beuron

Offenbach, La Belle Hélène
Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble (dir. Marc Minkowski)
Virgin, 2001
Fauré, Mélodies
Yann Beuron, Billy Eidi (piano)
Timpani, 2010
Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride
Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble (dir. Marc Minkowski)
Archiv Produktion, 2001
Rameau, Platée (DVD)
Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble (dir. Marc Minkowski)
Arthaus Musik, 2011
Offenbach, La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein
Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble (dir. Marc Minkowski)
Virgin, 2005