Nominated in the category « Révélation lyrique de l'Année » at the Victoires de La Musique Classique Awards, French Baritone Alexandre Duhamel is presumed to be one of the most interesting French singers of his generation. He studied at the Paris National Conservatoire and was a member of the Opera de Paris Young Artist Programme. He was awarded ‘Le Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux’ and ‘Le Prix de Association pour le rayonnement de l'Opéra National de Paris’, which both reward the most noticeable young singer during a season. Alexandre made his debut at the Opera national de Paris in GIANNI SCHICCHI and returned there for L’HORLOGE ET LE CHAT, L‘ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, DON GIOVANNI, LE ROI ARTHUS, PLATÉE and LES INDES GALANTES
Alexandre opens the 2022/23 season with his house and role debut singing Alberich in SIEGFRIED at Staatsoper Stuttgart. After that he will return with Don Andrès de Ribeira in LA PÉRICHOLE to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris and Opera Toulon. In Versailles, Alexandre will sing the title role of DON GIOVANNI as well as Don Alfonso in COSI FAN TUTTE, followed by Golaud in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE at Lille Opera. Later in the season he will return to Liceu Barcelona to sing Lescaut in MANON, before he returns with Marcello/LA BOHÈME to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Recent engagements include his début with Escamillo/CARMEN at the New National Theatre in Tokyo. He returned to Opéra de Marseille to sing GUILLAUME TELL, he came back to Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse to sing Escamillo/CARMEN and to Halle aux Grains Toulouse for LE VILLI. At Opéra National de Bordeaux and Liceu Barcelona, he sang DON GIOVANNI and COSI FAN TUTTE.
Other highlights of his carreer include Panthée in LES TROYENS at Teatro alla Scala, Zurga in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES in Salle Pleyel, Le Vice-roi in LA PÉRICHOLE at Salzburg Festival, Golaud in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Le Comte de Nevers in LES HUGUENOTS at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ramiro in L’HEURE ESPAGNOLE at Stuttgart Liederhalle and Munich's Prinzregententheater, as well as Le Grand-Prêtre in SAMSON ET DALILA, Sancho in DON QUIXOTTE, Paolo in SIMON BOCCANEGRA all for Opéra National de Bordeaux.
During his young career, he already worked with conductors such as Michel Plasson, Sir Antonio Pappano, Marc Minkowski, Philippe Jordan, Carlo Rizzi, Alain Altinoglu, or Jakub Hrůša.
In concert, he has performed at the BBC Proms (POUR LES FUNÉRAILLES D’UN SOLDAT, L. Boulanger), at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, in the 40th Anniversary concert of the Théâtre Antique d’Orange and has given recitals at Amphithéâtre and Studio Bastille, the Corum de Montpellier for the Festival Radio France, and at the Opera de Bordeaux. He made his US debut with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot for L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES. His concert repertoire includes Fauré’s REQUIEM, Puccini’s MESSA DI GLORIA, Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE, Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO.9, Berlioz’s L’ENFACE DU CHRIST and Debussy’s L’ENFANT PRODIGUE. He has recorded Ramiro in Ravel’s L’HEURE ESPAGNOLE with Stéphane Denève and Asher Fisch.