Frédéric Caton est un Sacristain vif aux graves solides et au timbre chatoyant.
Damien Dutilleul - olyrix.com
Tosca - Opéra de Paris 2021
After a truncated year in 2020, then resumed in extremis on the prestigious stages of the Paris Opera (Tosca) and the Chorégies d'Orange (Samson et Dalila), Frédéric Caton's 2021/2022 season is rich in a more atypical repertoire; He will sing the roles of Arbas and Protée (Idoménée by Campra) at the Lille Opera and then at the Berlin Staatsoper, of Mérops and Saturne (Phaéton by Lully) at the Nice Opera and of Alain de Dinam (Lancelot by Victorin Joncières) at the Saint-Étienne Opera.
A former member of the Atelier lyrique and then of the troupe of the Opéra national de Lyon, he there performed four seasons during many roles, such as Colline (La Bohème), Le Moine (Don Carlo), Sarastro et le Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Fernando (Fidelio)...
Since then, Frédéric Caton has been a regular guest on stages all over the world : Teatro alla scala in Milan, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Theater an der Wien, Barbican Center in London, Ravenna Festival, Frankfurt Opera, Salzburger Festspiele, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Edinburgh Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceo in Barcelona, Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Royal Albert Hall in London, Opéra de Monte-Carlo ... as well as in most of the major French opera houses.
Among the many recordings in which he has taken part are L'Enfance du Christ with the Chapelle Royale and Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi), Berlioz's Huit scènes de Faust with Yutaka Sado (Erato), Massenet's Werther , Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust and Busoni's Doctor Faustus (awarded a Grammy Award) with Kent Nagano (Erato), Guillaume Tell under the direction of Antonio Pappano (EMI), Phaëton with Les Talens Lyriques (Aparté) or Berlioz's Les Troyens, directed by John Nelson.
Frédéric Caton has been represented by RSB Artists since 2009.