Julien Henric (W)
As a member of the Jeune ensemble du Grand Théâtre de Genève for a second season, tenor Julien Henric will perform this season 2021/2022 the roles of Kutuzov's Adjutant (La Guerre et la Paix), Sir Hervey (Anna Bolena), Ein junger Diener (Elektra), Phantase (Atys) and Pong (Turandot), under the baton of Alejo Perez, Stefano Montanari, Jonathan Nott, Leonardo García Alarcón and Antonio Fogliani respectively.
He will also make his debut as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) under the direction of Marc Minkowski at the Opéra National de Bordeaux and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
After studying engineering, he graduated from the Lyon Conservatory and was admitted in 2017 to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon; he studied with Sophie Marin-Degor and improved his skills during master classes with Daniel Lichti, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Anaïk Morel and Ruggero Raimundi.
Winner of three prizes at the Raymond Duffaut Competition in Avignon in 2018, 2nd Prize in the Symphonies d'Automne de Mâcon in 2019, and a ADAMI Most promising artist in 2018, he has already been heard in the roles of Janek Prus (Věc Makropulos) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Pâris (La Belle-Hélène) at the Dijon Opera, Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Festival Lyrique en Lyonnais, Polidoro (Il flaminio) at the TNP in Villeurbanne, the Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the CNSMD in Lyon, and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).
Also passionate about German Lied and Oratorio repertoire, he has already performed Schumann's Dichterliebe, Schubert's Winterreise (orchestrated version), Mozart's Requiem and Gounod's Messe Sainte-Cécile.