Frédéric Caton (W)
The bass Frédéric Caton is leading an increasingly successful career, as shown by his rich 2019/2020 season, in which he will embody the roles of Capulet (Romeo and Juliet) at the Teatro alla scala in Milan, Brander (Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust) at the Monte Carlo Opera, the Orateur (Die Zauberflöte) and Zuniga (Carmen) at the Opéra de Marseille, Merops (Lully's Phaéton) at the Opéra de Nice Côte d'Azur, the Second Philistine (Samson and Dalila) at the Chorégies d'Orange, Lucifer (Handel's La Resurrezione) with the ensemble Les Nouveaux Caractères at the Opéra royal de Versailles, or the solo bass part of Mozart's Requiem with the Orchestre de Mulhouse.
A former member of the Atelier lyrique and then of the troupe of the Opéra national de Lyon, he performed four seasons in numerous roles, such as Colline (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 regularly invited on stages all over the world: 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... and in most 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), Huit scènes de Faust by Berlioz with Yutaka Sado (Erato), Massenet's Werther, Berlioz's La Damnation of Faust and Busoni's Doctor Faustus (Grammy Award winning) with Kent Nagano (Erato), Guillaume Tell under the baton of Antonio Pappano (EMI), Phaéton with the Talens Lyrique (Aparté) or Berlioz's Les Troyens, conducted by John Nelson.