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Christophe Dumaux

Christophe Dumaux is a French classical countertenor. Born in 1979, Christophe Dumaux studied voice and cello at his local conservatory in Châlons-en-Champagne at his young age and went on to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. At the age of 21 he made professional debut singing the role of Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Festival de Radio France, Montpellier. The production, conducted by René Jacobs, went on to the Innsbruck Festival and the Berlin Staatsoper. A recording with Harmonia Mundi was released in 2003.  Since then, he has been invited internationally for both opera and concert engagements at the major houses and festivals –  the Metropolitan  New York,  Glyndebourne  Festival , Paris  Opera ,  Theater an der Wien, Chicago, the Santa Fe Festival, the Berlin Staatsoper and he has sung as a soloist with several prominent baroque music ensembles, including William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix and Les Arts Florissants, Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée, and Il Combattimento Consort di Amsterdam.

He made his US debut in 2003 at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina singing the title role in Handel’s Tamerlano. Several other major house and company debuts soon followed, and now his repertoire includes La Calisto (Luxembourg); Eliogabalo (La Monnaie  Brussels ); Sosarme (Saint Gallen); Orlando ( Theatre Champs-Elysées Paris), and Ottone, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne, Paris, Geneva); Ottone, Agrippina (Santa Fe); Unulfo, Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera, Dallas); Tolomeo (Paris, Glyndebourne, Pittsburg, Barbican, Vienna, Chicago, Madrid…); Armindo, Agrippina (Copenhagen).

2012 marks his debut at the Salzburg Festival in a new production of Giulio Cesare and his debuts at the Opernhaus Zurich.  He gave a solo recital with famous Freiburger Barockorchester and other noted collaborations, as well as his work with the “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra.