Tragédie en musique in a prologue and five acts (1679)
Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Text by Thomas Corneille after Theogonie Hesiods
Graduated in Physics at Lille’s University, Cyril Auvity completes his musical studies at the conservatory in Lille in 1999, and won the International singing contest in Clermont Ferrand the same year.
Chosen by William Christie, he started his career very young, performing Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria in Aix en Provenne Festival and performed the role throughout Europe and the USA.
He received numerous invitations to international festivals and opera houses: Persée by Lully with Christophe Rousset, Cavalli’s Gli Strali d’Amore under the direction of Gabriel Garrido; Charpentier’s Te Deum with Paul Mc Creesh; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Christophe Rousset in a spanish tour, Lully’s Médée and Persée in Toronto; Purcell’s Dido and Eneas at Nancy Opera House and at the Aldeburgh Festival; the title role in Charpentier’s Actéon with Emmanuelle Haïm.
His long lasting collaboration with William Christie continued with new productions like Les Arts Florissants by Charpentier and David & Jonathan.
He also debuted the title role in Rameau’s Pygmalion in a coproduction between Nancy Opera House and Théâtre du Châtelet under the baton of Hervé Niquet as well as in a new production of Destouches’s Callirhoé in Montpellier.
He took part to a big tour with Gounod’s Le Medecin malgré lui and debuted the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Emmanuel Krivine; he performed the same role in a stage production in Montpellier where the following year he sang Tamino in The Magic Flute.
Cyril Auvity has recorded for several major labels like Erato, Naïve, EMI/Virgin.
Among recent projects are: Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas in Montpellier; Handel’s Partenope in several theaters in Italy, with Ottavio Dantone; Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria in Madrid Teatro Real with William Christie and Pierluigi Pizzi; Lully’s Thésée in Paris and in Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm; Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in Lille; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in Montpellier.
Between his forthcoming engagement for next season we cite: Haendel’s Partenope in Napoli Teatro San Carlo with Antonio Florio, Cavalli’s La Calisto in Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Rameau’s Platée in Strasbourg with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset.