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Christophe Poncet de Solages

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Christophe Poncet de Solages

Singer/Tenor

He started playing the piano at an early age. He later switched to singing, left for the Netherlands (Amsterdam Conservatory) to study. Back in France, he furthered his studies with Polish soprano maria Sartova and french bass Lionel Sarrazin.

His thorough musical training, along with a gift for languages, account for his wide repertoire, which spans four centuries of music, from baroque to contemporary works, both in stage and concert works.

A frequent guest soloist withe the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, he has had the opportunity so sing Bach (Weihnachts-Oratorium), as well as Wagner (ein junger Hirt, Tristan und Isolde, Pleyel hall in Paris) and Strauss (ein junger Diener, Elektra)

During a recent festival in Szeged, Hungary, he has sung the part of Bert II by croatian composer Zoran Juranic, in his opera Posljednji ljetni cvijet, as well as Oedipus, in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.He also performed Juranic's work at the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad.

Holding a certificate of proficiency in English, he is also fluent in Spanish, Italian, German, as well as Russian.This is why he regularly performs works seldom sung by his fellow countrymen, by composers such as Britten, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky or Janáček.

He has performed the Chevalier de la Force (Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites), Mozart's Tamino and Belmonte, Orfeo (Monteverdi and Haydn), as well as Pâris (Offenbach, la Belle Hélène), Orphée (Orphée aux enfers), has recorded (in french) the part of Alfredo (Verdi, La Traviata), and also The Simpleton (Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov), and Offenbach's Hoffmann.

Recent and forthcoming projects include: Camille de Coutançon (Lehár, Die lustige Witwe), Falsacappa (Offenbach, les brigands), Saint Nicholas (Britten).