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Guillaume Zabé (Tenor)

Born: France

The French tenor, Guillaume Zabé, began music with the discovery of choral singing at the age of 10 years at the Manécanterie de Toulouse, as well as the courses in music theory at the Conservatoire, the singing became his main activity. He studied at Lycée Berthelot de Toulouse (Baccalauréat L: 1991-1993); and opera at the Conservatoire de Région de Toulouse in the class of Anne Bleuse and finished the school with Diploma (1993-1998).

Upon finishing his studies, Guillaume Zabé sang with the Choeur du Capitole, and then decided to leave the region. In 2000, after three years spent in the Choeur de l'Armée Française (French Army Choir), he joined the Choeur de l'Opéra de Nantes (September 2000-August 2001). The following year in left to the Choeur de l'Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, where he would be assigned a number roles (August 2001-August 2006). In 2006 he decided to leave his post as chorister of the Opéra du Rhin to join several ensembles. He then addressed notably Baroque repertoire in which he evolved his career and his voice through his entry into Voix de Strass (since 2004), Le Concert d'Astrée (Director: Emmanuelle Haïm; since 2006), Akadêmia Ensemble (Director: Françoise Lasserre; since 2006), Maîtrise de Notre Dame de Paris (since 2008), and Ensemble Jacques Moderne (Director: Joël Suhubiette; since 2009). Then it is with the Choeur de chambre les Éléments (Director: Joël Suhubiette; since 2007) with whom he hs worked from 2008 that continues to flourish his work. He works regularly in contact with two fabulous conductors: Jérémie Rhorer and Emmanuel Krivine with whose ensemble he often collaborates. He also sings with L'Échelle (Directors: Caroline Marçot & Charles Barbier; since 2010) and Arsys Bourgogne (Director: Pierre Cao; since 2012) .

In 2013 he participated in a world premiere commissioned by Les Eléments from the composer Thierry Pécou, written for and 24 voices and for the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, a show created in July 2013 at the Festival de Piano de la Roc d'Anthéron and in Canada and many times are planned in the next two years in France.

In 2013 he joined the company L'Envolée Lyrique, founded by Henri de Vasselot. With this company he performs the role of Ferrando in the opera Cosi Fan Tutte by W.A. Mozart, a show that still runs through France and won the first prize of the public in 2013. He also participates in the new project of the company; The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach in 2014.i

Source: Guillaume Zabé profile on LinkedIn, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Emmanuelle Haïm


Member of Le Concert d'Astrée:
V-1 (2006):
BWV 243

Clotilde Mollet / Françoise Lasserre


Member of Akadêmia Ensemble:
La passion de Jean-Pierre Siméon, d'après l'Évangile de Mathieu: Selections from
BWV 244, BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Guillaume Zabé on LinkedIn


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