Kévin Amiel (W)
- ADAMI 2011
- AROP 2013
- Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Paris
- 1st Prizes at Marmande and Béziers
Kévin Amiel is one of the most talented tenors of the new generation. We can hear him this 2017/2018's season in the roles of Flavio (Norma) at the Opéra de Rouen and Mascate's Royal Opera House (Oman), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor) with the Orchestre national d'Ile de France at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, in the title-roles of les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Opéra de Dijon and of Siegfried (ou qui deviendra le seigneur de l'Anneau), adaptation according to Wagner's opera, at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, as well as in the role of Griolet (La Fille du tambour-major) at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Marseille.
Among his recent engagements, let us quote his appearances in Pâris (La Belle Hélène) at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Marseille, Flavio (Norma) at the Opéra de Saint Etienne, Malcolm (Macbeth) at the Opéra Grand Avignon, or Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) et Il Commendatore (La Nuit d'un neurasthénique) at the Opéra de Montpellier.
Born in Toulouse, Kevin Amiel studied singing with Claude Minich. He won competitions at Beziers, Marmande, Auxerre and at the Opéra de Marseille. He is a classic revelation of ADAMI 2011 and received the AROP Lyric Price in 2013.
As a member of the Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra national de Paris, he sang many roles: Podesta (Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera) and Cecco (Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna) at the MC93, and the Male Chorus (Britten's The Rape of Lucretia) at the Athénée Theatre. He took part in many concerts at the Amphithéâtre Bastille and Palais Garnier with the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris and made his debut on the prestigious stage in the rôle of Isepo (Bellini's La Gioconda). He sang afterwards the rôle of Gastone (La Traviata), Ein Offizier (Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss) and Coryphée (Alceste by Gluck) under the baton of Marc Minkowski.
He has been invited by Raymond Duffaut at the Opera-Theatre d'Avignon as part of the « Young talents Tremplins » and sang afterwards at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse the role of the Second Notary in La Périchole.
His young career has already led him to perform in the roles of Young Man (The Saint of Bleecker Street) and the Gravedigger in Hamlet at the Opéra de Marseille, the roles of Reporter (L'Hirondelle inattendue by Laks), La Théière, le Petit Vieillard, la Rainette and l'Arithmétique (Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges), Vanderprout le Bourguemestre (Geneviève de Brabant by Offenbach) at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Gian Gianni (Matteo Franceschini's Milo et Maya) at the Opéra de Rouen, Max (Fantasio) at the Opéra Comique (Paris), or Gastone (La Traviata) at the Opéra de Toulon.
At concerts, we heard him with Orchestre de l'Opéra de Montpellier for the New Year's concert 2016, he took part in Aldo Finzi's Shylock-Psaume and Joseph Beer's creation In Memoriam at the Festival des Musiques Interdites de Marseille and sang the tenor part of the Rossini's Stabat Mater in Avignon; he has also been invited in 2017 for the concert «Musiques en fête» at Les Chorégies d'Orange.
Kévin Amiel recorded L'Hirondelle inattendue de Simon Laks (Le Reporter) for EDA.