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Considered today as one of the best French tenors of his generation, Cyrille Dubois is an artist insatiable in discovering new repertoire. The ductility of his timbre, his mastery of nuances and his infinite musicality allow him to sweep a wide spectrum of the lyrical repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music through the classical period or French comic operas.
He discovered singing during his childhood in the classes by the Maîtrise de Caen (directed by Robert Weddle). A few years later, he entered the CNSM (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) in Paris as a tenor in the class of Alain Buet, then joined the prestigious Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera, which gave him his first opportunities to perform on stage.
Then came engagements on many operatic stages in France and Europe: Scala in Milan (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Monnaie in Brussels (La Dispute), Oper Zürich (Hyppolite and Aricie), Opéra de Liège (Les Pearl Fishers), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Mitridate, The Barber of Seville, Point d'Orgue, etc.), the Opéra de Paris (The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, Alcina, Ariadne auf Naxos, Roi Arthus, Les Troyens , Trompe-la-Mort…), the Opéra Comique (Domino Noir, Fortunio)…
Sensitive to the transmission of the French repertoire, he frequently collaborates with the Palazzetto Bru Zane (Le Saphir, la Reine de Chypre, La Caravane du Caire, L’île du Rêve…) and the CMBV (Persée, Dardanus, Acanthe et Céphise).
But Cyrille's great passion lies in the interpretation of the Lied and the Mélodie of which he is a sought-after emissary. It was through contact with Anne Le Bozec and Jeff Cohen that he discovered this repertoire. With the pianist Tristan Raës, he forms the Duo Contraste.
His discography includes many CDs, including: O lieb! devoted to the melodies of Liszt, the melodies of Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Pygmalion by Rameau with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset at Aparté, Canticles by Britten with Anne Le Bozec at NoMad, La nuit de Mai by Bruneau at Salamander, or the rediscoveries of the Debussy centenary at Warner.