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Jean-Philippe Lafont

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Jean-Philippe Lafont studied in his native city of Toulouse, and later at the Opéra-Studio in Paris.

He made his operatic debut as Papageno in The Magic Flute at the Salle Favart, Paris in 1974. He went on to appear regularly in Toulouse, where he first played the title role in Verdi's Falstaff in 1987.Lafont has performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan and the Royal Opera House, London.

Among the roles with which he is particularly associated are the four villains in The Tales of Hoffmann, the Comte des Grieux in Manon, Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande, Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, Boris Godunov and Macbeth.

He teaches at the Académie musicale de Villecroze in 2014.

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Masterclass conducted
  • Voice From July 1st 2014 to July 12th 2014