French basso profondo, Guillaume Dussau, is a singer with an exceptional stage presence, a strong and fresh sounding voice, whose artistic creations delight the audiences.

Biography

Guillaume Dussau, a France born bass, after completing a degree in philosophy in Toulouse, began his singing education at the Toulouse Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Victor Demaiffe and in the international singing class under the direction of José Van Dam.

The starting point of his career were recitals alongside José Van Dam at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and the Grand Theatre in Nice conducted by Patrick Peire. Guillaume Dussau’s opera debut was the role of Sprecher in W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Grand Theaters in Marseille and Toulon (1999).

He then debuted as Mephistopheles in Ch. Gounod’s Faust at the Théâtre de Rungis, performed Don Alfonso in W. A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte during a tourneé in France and Zuniga in G. Bizet’s Carmen at a major tourneé alongside such singers as Luca Lombardo or Franck Ferrari. On various stages in France, Germany and Italy he sung the parts of Sparafucile in G. Verdi’s Rigoletto, Basilio in G. Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ferrando in G. Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Timur in G. Puccini’s Turandot. He sung Palemon in Thaïs by J. Massenet alongside Ermonella Jaho on the stage of Toulon Opera.

He cooperated with such conductors as: Maurizio Arena, Fabio Maestri, Andrei Chevtchouk, Laurent Gossaert and Gaspar Brécourt. Guillaume Dussau has also a broad concert repertoire.

In the 2016/2017 season he will be heard in France in a bass part in G. Verdi’s Requiem at a Verdi Gala in Deauville, then as Doctor Grenvil in G. Verdi’s La traviata with an opera company Renouveau Lyrique, as Mephistopheles in Ch. Gounod’s Faust in the Netherlands (a cooperation with Silesian Opera in Bytom), as Gottardo in G. Rossini’s La gazza ladra at the Opéra de Massy and Zuniga in G. Bizet’s Carmen at the Castle Opera in Szczecin.

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Opera Repertoire

V. Bellini, Norma, Oroveso
G. Bizet, Carmen, Zuniga
G. Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles, Nourabad
A. Borodin, Prince Igor, Konchak
G. Donizetti, La fille du régiment, Sergeant Sulpice
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Raimondo
Ch. Gounod, Faust, Mephistopheles
Ch. Gounod, Mireille, Maître Ambroise
Ch. Gounod, Roméo et Juliette, Frère Laurent
J. Massenet, Don Quichotte, Don Quichotte
J. Massenet, Thaïs, Palémon
W. A. Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Don Alfonso
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Zarastro, Sprecher
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Il Commendatore

J. Offenbach, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Lindorf, Coppélius
G. Puccini, La bohème, Colline
G. Puccini, Turandot, Timur
G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Basilio
P. Tchaikovski, Eugene Onegin, Germin
G. Verdi, Aida, The King, Ramfis
G. Verdi, Don Carlos, Philippe II
G. Verdi, Il trovatore, Ferrando

G. Verdi, Macbeth, Banco
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Zaccaria

G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Sparafucile
G. Verdi, Simon Boccanegra, Fiesco
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Tom

Oratorio Repertoire

J. S. Bach, Cantata BWV 14, Mass in B minor
G. Fauré, Requiem
C. Franck, Les Sept Paroles du Christ en Croix
G. F. Händel, Dixit Dominus
J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung

W. A. Mozart, Requiem, Great Mass in C minor
G. Puccini, Messa di Gloria
G. Rossini, Petite messe solennelle
D. Shostakovich, Symphony No.13
G. Verdi, Requiem