Xavier de Lignerolles

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 CONJUREES 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 by Denis Bosse La Lettre Volée, in Bruxelles, Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas by Purcell, Dr Diamond in the opera Ce qui vit en nous by Baudouin de Jaer in Belgium...

In 2012, he created with Cecil Gallois the vocal Ensemble a cappella TARENTULE specialized in the secular renaissance and contempory repertoires. With this Ensemble, he participated to the Utrecht Fringe, 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 2016 they created "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. Tarentule is regularly invited by many festivals, in France and in other countries. Two records are coming next year and an opera project in Belgium.

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.

He's invited by Le Balcon (Maxime Pascal), 2e2m, Solistes XXI, Les Talens lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Spirito for many concerts.

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, Mendelssohn Lobgesang, Bach Passions...

For the event "Grenoble Capitale Verte euro 2022", he recently sang as soloist in a creation by Fabrice Boulanger Et puis, le monde bleu, words by Jean-Noël Poggiali, on 25 and 26 june, conducted by Olivier Sola.

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

More and more projects for Xavier de Lignerolles in contemporary music.

Xavier created a duet with the accordionist Fanny Vicens, with which he will sing the cycle Winterreise by Schubert. Many concerts in France, this summer, in Lyon's Confluences Museum in december and in the Festival Labeaume en Musiques in February 2024.

On May the 4th, Xavier sang in the opera creation Carmen case, by Diana Soh, staging by Alexandra Lacroix, conducted by Lucie Legay, as José, after Carmen's death. With Ars Nova Ensemble. First show at the Grand Théâtre of Poitiers. Then, in January 2024, at the Luxembourg Theater, at the Opera of Bordeaux and in April 2025 at the Opera of Limoges, in Coproduction with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium).

Six concerts of Mozart's Requiem as soloist, in Lyon and around, are coming in autumn 23.

Xavier will sing one of the three roles in the next Sophie Lacaze's opera called l'étoffe inépuisable du rêve, with the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, conducted by Bruno Mantovani, staging by Pierre-Thirion Vallet. Creation in 2024, on March the 16th, at Monte-Carlo. Other dates are coming for 24 and 25.

A lot of concerts with Tarentule Ensemble everywhere in France this new season.

Some creations with Musicatreize Ensemble next season.