Following studies in economics, Jean Teitgen entered the Paris National Conservatory of Music (CNSMDP) and graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance.
While the possibilities of repertoire are large, his sense of legato and richness of tone combined with impressive vocal power have naturally drawn him toward the main Italian repertoire : Puccini (La Bohème, Turandot), Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Donizetti (Lucia di Lamermoor), and most especially toward the great Verdian bass roles : Nabucco, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, Aida.
The French repertoire is also one in which he excels and he has thus sung Chabrier’s L’Etoile in Bergen, Arkel in Pelleas et Melisande at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, Abimelech in Samson and Dalila, The King in A Love for Three Oranges in Geneva and for the Maggio Musicale festival in Florence, Italy.
Invited by the most prestigious European houses, Jean Teitgen has been enthusiastically applauded by audiences at the Theater an der Wien, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, La Monnaie in Brussels, in Bergen, Utrecht, Dublin, Luxembourg, Lausanne, Liege, Monte Carlo, Covent Garden, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Teatro Real in Madrid... In France, he is regularly invited by the Opera Comique and the Theatre des Champs Elysées and also by the Versailles, Avignon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Marseille, Rouen, Nice, Nancy, Strasbourg, without forgetting to mention, of course, the Choregies d’Orange opera houses.
In these theaters, he has sung with conductors Giuliano Carella, Mikko Franck, Francesco Lanzillotta, Louis Langrée, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Hervé Niquet, Antonio Pappano, Evelino Pidò, Michel Plasson, Christophe Rousset, Simone Young, Rani Calderon...
In the past few years, Jean Teitgen has sung onstage in La Gioconda (Alvise) at La Monnaie in Brussels, in I Vespri siciliani at Covent Garden, as brother Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet in Monte Carlo, Oman and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, as Leporello in Don Giovanni in Bergen and Rouen, in Carmen in Orange, Madrid, the Theatre des Champs Elysées and Covent Garden, in Marouf, savetier du Caire by Rabaud in Bordeaux and the Opera Comique, as Arkel in Pelleas et Melisande at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, as Pierre l’Ermite in the Nonne Sanglante by Gounod at the Opera Comique, as Heinrich in Lohengrin in Rouen and Nantes, as Raimondo in Toulon, Nancy and Bordeaux, and as Ramfis in Nice and Nancy.
His concert appearances include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Nancy, L’Enfance du Christ (Herod) by Berlioz in Utrecht and the Paris Philharmonia, Das Reingold (Fasolt) in Dublin, Proserpine by Saint-Saens in Munich and Versailles, Ascanio at the Grand Theater in Geneva, Les Troyens with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor John Nelson, Thais (Palemon) at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Peralada Summer Festival alongside Placido Domingo.
Most recently, he was triumphanty acclaimed by the public and critics alike for his very first Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) at the Montpellier National Opera and for his portrayal of Alvise in Olivier Py’s La Gioconda at La Monnaie in Brussels.
His future engagements include Brother Lawrence (Romeo et Juliette, concert version) in Montpellier and at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, Arkel (Pelleas et Melisande) in Rouen, Lille, Caen and the Theatre des Champs Elysées, Gessler (William Tell) in Lyon, Luther and Crespel (The Tales of Hoffmann) and Chambellan (Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne) at the Paris National Opera, Seneca (The Coronation of Poppea) and Eugene Onegin at the Theatre des Champs Élysées, L’Africaine (Meyerbeer) at the Marseille Opera, Herod (L’Enfance du Christ) with the Lyon National Orchestra...