Jean-François Novelli (W)
The French tenor, Jean-François Novelli, holder of a Master's degree in Musicology from the Sorbonne, First Prize in recorder and graduated in lyrical singing from the CNSMD in Paris, Adami talent, turned quite naturally - through his first instrument - to early music, which he has always played and practiced with great passion. This is evidenced by about thirty discs and DVDs. His latest recital disc, released in 2018 (« Silentium »), is devoted to a musical anthology based on the french taille’s voice.
After a season highlighted by his revival of Monteverdi's beautiful Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the opera Massimo in Palermo and at the Théâtre Royal de Versailles, as well as the Herald (Godard’s Dante) at the opera of Saint Etienne, he makes this season his debut at Teatro la Fenice in Venice as Remendado in Carmen's Bizet, sings Torquemada (L'heure espagnole) on tour in Italy (Brescia, Como, Cremona and Pavia), Chilpéric (Offenbach’s Apothicaire et Perruquier) at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Marseille, but also with the ensembles Sébastien de Brossard, la Simphonie du Marais…
His pleasure of the stage, his theatrical research, particularly through the study of the clown and his taste for mixtures, also determined him to create the « Compagnie de l'Autre Voix » and to propose original "theatrical recital" projects: this is reflected in "Croustilleux La Fontaine" based on licentious tales by Jean de La Fontaine set to music by Antoine Sahler and directed by the singer Juliette, a show created at the Théâtre d'Ivry in Avignon in July 2017, then on tour, notably at the Théâtre des déchargeurs in Paris for two series in June, July and December 2018. This show is still on tour, and will be performed in spring in Paris and fall on tour.
In 2019, Jean-François Novelli created his second recital show combining music theatre and humour. For the moment called "my tenor's life" after a text by Hector Berlioz, directed by Olivier Broche, a show in residence at the Cité de la voix in Vezelay last June and in creation in autumn 2019 at the Théâtre La Manekine.