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Etienne Bazola (Baritone)

Born: Tours, France

The French baritone, Etienne Bazola, studied at Lycée Paul- Louis Courier in Tours (Class of 2001). From a very early age he was a chorister at the CRR de Tours and passionate about singing. He began his studies at the CRD d'Orléans in the class of Sharon Coste and Denis Poras. In June 2012, he obtained a first lyric singing award at the CNSMD in Lyon in the class of Isabelle Germain and Fabrice Boulanger. He continued to work on the repertoires of Lied, opera, oratorio and French melody at numerous master-classes under the direction of François Le Roux, Christian Immler, Rosemary Joshua and Udo Reinemann.

Etienne Bazola is regularly engaged as a soloist in major French Baroque ensembles such as Les Talens Lyriques (Director: Christophe Rousset), Correspondances, Ensemble Pygmalion (Director: Raphaël Pichon), or Les Surprises.

On the opera stage, Etienne Bazola has performed the roles of Figaro, a Phrygian in Dardanus by J.P. Rameau, Chief of the Hebrew people in Il Mose by Colonna, Ubalde in Armide by Lully, Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell, Narbanor in Zoroaster by Rameau, Gasparo in Rita ou le mari battu by Donizetti, Le Portrait in Alexandre bis by Martinu. He has sung the solo parts in Haydn's Creation, J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), Requiems of Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Brahms and Maurice Duruflé, La conversione di maddalena by Bononcini alongside Maria Cristina Kiehr, George Frideric Handel's Dixit Dominus, J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243), and numerous Motets and Psalms of Charpentier.

Etienne Bazola recorded in 2017 the next discs of ensembles Les Surprises and Correspondences as well as Alceste by Lully with Les Talens Lyriques. He will perform in 2017 Le Sommeil in Le Concert Royal de La Nuit staged at the Opera houses of Caen, Versailles and Dijon with the Ensemble Correspondances of Sébastien Daucé and also Apollon at the Concertgebouw of Bruges in the Descente d'Orphée in August 2017 or Straton - Eole and Pluto in Alceste by Lully at the Beaune Festival and the Opéra Royal de Versailles under the direction of Christophe Rousset.

Source: Etienne Bazoila Website & Facebook profile, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2017); Photo 01-05, 07, 11, 13-14: ©Diego Salamanca; Photo 06: Grelier; Photo 22: © écliptique / Laurent Thion
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Aryeh Oron (March 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
Video V-5 (2016):
J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea, BWV 244: Part I, J. Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur justus, BWV 244: Part II

Links to other Sites

Etienne Bazola - Baryton (Official Website) [French]
Etienne Bazola - Baryron on Facebook 1
Etienne Bazola on Facebook 2


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