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Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps (Baritone)

Born: France

The French baritone, Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps, began his artistic commitment in his youth, during the school years. He started playing the flute and guitar, then moved towards singing. He .started singing as alto and during ten years of career (1981-1989), he was awarded the Barcelona International Competition and has recorded with EMI Masses by François Couperin). Then he studied with the Romanian soprano Aneta Pavalache the baritone register. He sang the leading roles: Papageno and Don Giovanni, Almaviva, Valentin, Guglielmo, Escamillo, Malatesta ...

Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps has sung under the direction of many conductors, such as Jean-Claude Casadesus, Marc Minkowski, Louis Langrée, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Christophe Coin, Jean-Philippe Sarcos, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Bernard Desgraupes, Scott Sandmeier, Claude Schnitzler, Harry Christophers, Thierry Vallet, Jean-Marie Puissant, Dominique Simonet, Charles Limouse ... in prestigious venues such as the Houston Grand Opera, Royal Albert Hall, Oper Bremen, the Royal Opera of Versailles, Rhine, Avignon, Massy, the Auditoriums of Lyon and Lille, or the Opéra-comique in Paris, and major festivals: Beaune, Sablé, Montreux, Sylvanès... He has worked with stage directors, Leo de Berardinis, Pierre Barrat, Jean-Paul Lucet, Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser, Pascal Paul-Harang, Guy Coutance, Max Charruyer, Jean-François Gardeil, Marshall Pinkoski, Stefano Giuliani, Olivier Desbordes …

Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps is also stage director, photographer, model, actor. As an actor, he toured with Sergio Leone, Costa-Gavras, Arnaud Despléchin, Arthur Elgort, John Lwolf, Volker Schlöndorf, Arielle Dombasle… He loves words, Baroque music, photography, literature and poetry, and horseback riding.

His arabian door name of Emir. Like the character currently sings chamber music on theme programmes (eg, the rose, the moon, the first names), the idea came to him to record songs on the theme of the horse. One idea that has emerged naturally ... This is a very curious man, who has an exceptional partothèque. It was formed after long and passionate research in bookshops, fairs or flea garage sales.

The album chevauchées lyriques (lyrical rides) includes excerpts in this note is intended to share what he loves. Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps pays tribute both to the animal and riders as music. This album just out on Hubrid'music. He grouped the various pieces, including Centaures de Marguerite Yourcenar, Stewball d'Hugues Aufray ou encore Frédéric Chopin, Schubert, the Rolling stones (Wild Horses)


Source: In Concerto Blog (December 8, 2011), English translation by Aryeh Oron (September 2016); Photo 01: Anke Pascal Martin
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Louise Audubert


With: Ensemble Les Muses Galantes:
La Cantate des Muses :
BWV 22 [2012], BWV 23 [2013]

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Des chevauchées lyriques de Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps (In Concerto) [French]

JF l'Oiseleur des Longchamps on Facebook
l'Oiseleur des Longchamps (Official Website) [French]

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