Frédéric Caton (W)
The bass Frédéric Caton is leading an increasingly flourishing career, as evidenced by his rich 2020/2021 season, which sees him sing the roles of Don Pedro (Béatrice et Benedict) at the Opéra national de Lyon, Eumée (Fauré's Pénélope) then Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Il Sagrestano (Tosca) at the Opéra national de Paris, Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Arbas et Protée (Campra's Idoménée ) at the Opéra de Lille.
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.