Born in Bordeaux, Laurent Alvaro obtained there his large musical education (piano, bassoon, violin, composing, conducting) before joining the ensemble of Lyon Opera where he sang Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Robert Carsen, Schaunard in La Bohème and Jupiter in Orphée aux Enfers, directed by Laurent Pelly, and staged first in Genève.
Laurent Alvaro French bass-baritone
He performed Ramiro in L’Heure espagnole, Germano in La scala di seta (Festival Rossini Bad Wildbad), Le Dancaïre in Carmen (Genève, Reykjavik), Ned Keen in Peter Grimes, Albert in Werther (Tours), also Ping in Turandot (Zhang Yimou, stage director; Paris, Munich).
He appeared at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Barbican Center in London, at the Festival in Ravenna (Italy) and at the Festival of Radio France in Montpellier.
Regularly invited at Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Laurent Alvaro was heard there as Donner in Das Rheingold, directed by Robert Wilson, Di Cosimo in Daniel Catan’s Il Postino, Morald in Wagner’s Die Feen, Ragueneau in Cyrano de Bergerac, Max in The Sound of Music, Coquenard in Véronique, Gora in Padmâvatî, and the title role of Gualtiero Dazzi’s Luthier de Venise.
Following his new repertoire of bass-baritone, Laurent Alvaro has already performed leading roles such as Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande (Montpellier), Seth Brundle in Howard Shore’s The Fly directed by David Cronenberg and Placido Domingo, Frère Léon in Saint François d’Assise, Wotan in Das Rheingold (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal), Frank Maurrant in Stree Scene, Le marquis de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites (Toulon), Léandre in L’Amour des Trois Oranges, Pandolfe in Massenet’s Cendrillon (Opéra-Comique de Paris, Konzerthaus Wien, Saint-Etienne, Luxembourg), Pietro in La Muette de Portici (Opéra-Comique Paris), Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Sale Pleyel Paris, Marc Minkowski, conductor).
Recently he made his debut at the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam as Thoas in Iphigénie en Tauride and Arcas in Iphigénie en Aulide and also at Teatro Real in Madrid as Ragueneau in Cyrano de Bergerac.
Laurent Alvaro works on the repertoire of Lied and la mélodie francaise together with Ruben Lifschitz. Recently he made his debut in Winterreise at Festival de Sablé-sur-Sarthe with the pianist Michael Guido. He is often invited by Jean-Francois Zygel in concert performances, radio and television.
Among his recent and future projects are Ravel’s Les Tréteaux de Maître Pierre and Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Avignon), the roles of l’Entrepreneur and le Surveillant Général in the Thierry Eschaich’s world première Claude (Lyon, Oliver Py, stage director), Marquis de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites (Lyon), Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande (Opéra-Comique Paris), and Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertutto in Hoffmann’s Tales (Lyon, Laurent Pelly stage director).