Xavier de Lignerolles
Tenor

Born in Lyon in 1982, Xavier de Lignerolles starts studying violin at the age of 6.
In 2006, he enters into the « Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique » of Paris where he joins the singing class of Pierre Mervant.
He works with Kenneth Weiss for the Baroque Repertory, with Jeff Cohen and Anne le Bozec for the Lied and Mélodie, with Graciane Finzi for the Contemporary repertoire. He gets his prize in 2010.

From 2007 to 2016, he sings regularly with the Solistes de Lyon-Bernard Tetu, sacred music as good as opera.

Since 2008 he sings a varied répertoire : CENDRILLON by Pauline Viardot (le Comte Barigoule) at the Musée d'Orsay’s auditorium, EL REGRESO by Oscar Strasnoy (le réceptionniste et Toni) at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, directed by Thierry Thieû Niang, LA CAMBIALE DI MATRIMONIO by Rossini (Edoardo Milfort) at Bastia Theatre in a production of Vincent Vittoz, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by Mozart (Don Curzio) conducted by Paolo OLMI at the Opéra National de Lorraine, LA CHAUVE-SOURIS by Strauss (Alfred), LES CONJURÉES by Schubert (Alstof von Reisenberg) at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne and Salle Poirel in Nancy, the role of Antti Puuhaara, in the Musical Tale “Antti Puuhaara”, written by Tapio Tuomela, in the Sibelius Fondation of Helsinki and at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, the role of Harlekin in the Opera "Der Kaiser von Atlantis", Gastone in "Traviata", the role of Martin in the opera "La Digitale", by Juan Pablo Carreno, at the Théâtre de la Criée and in the Teatro Colon of Bogota (Colombia), Alessandro in the opera "Eliogabalo", by Francesco Cavalli, at the Opera of Calais, the Chief of police in the opera of Denis Bosse "La Lettre Volée", in Bruxelles.

In 2011, he created a vocal quartet, a cappella, Tarentule, specialized in the secular renaissance repertoire. With this Ensemble, he participated to the Utrecht Fringe in 2012, then in the Cité de la voix of Vezelay, and has been selected for the semi-finals of the international Van Wassenear competition in Utrecht, in 2014. Recently, they created the opera "Barca di Venetia" by Banchieri, a madrigalesque comedy for 5 voices, a cappella, at the Grand Théâtre of Calais, where he played the role of the Abbot.

Since 2010, he collaborates with the Ensemble Musicatreize, under the direction of Roland Hayrabedian; this opportunity gives to Xavier de Lignerolles today the chance to be one of the french tenor specialist in the contemporay music and to work with famous composers, as Michel Petrossian, Zad Moultaka, Alexandros Markéas or Philippe Schoeller, by example.

A french melodies recital, around Poulenc, Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, repertory that he loves particulary, with the pianist Anne-Lise Saint-Amans, offers to Xavier de Lignerolles the chance to sing from Paris to Buenos Aires (Argentina).

He also regularly performs on the concert platform : Beethoven IX Symphony, Mozart Requiem, Puccini Messa di gloria, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Liszt Psaume XIII, Pach Passions...

He took part in masterclasses with Nathalie Stutzmann, Michael Levinas, Franck Leguérinel, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Malcolm King, Maarten Koningsberger, Nicole Fallien and is currrently studying with Lionel Sarrazin.


Coming soon :


Future plans include among others the role of the Abbot, in "Barca di Venetia" by Banchieri, at the Garde-Chasse Theater, Paris, in january 18.

He will be the tenor soloist in the Dvorak's Stabat Mater, at the Abbaye d'Ainay, in Lyon, next march and, also, Aeneas in the Purcell's opera "Dido & Aeneas", in the Théâtre Théo Argence of Saint-Priest.