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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DANTRAS- HENRY

French diction & repertoire, Conservatoire de Vienne, France

Jean-Christophe Dantras-Henry  entered the National Musical Conservatory of Lyon at the age of 22, where he obtains his vocalist degrees in 1998 in the class of Isabelle Germain.

He shortly joins the choirs of Les Arts Florissants, of Les Musiciens du Louvre, of La Chapelle Royale and of Les Elements.

 

On stage, he interprets the role of Plataea in Rameau's Platée, Charpentier’s Acteaon, Boismortier’s Don Quixote, Basil and Curzio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the three tenor roles in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges, the Brazilian in La Vie Parisienne, Nathaniel in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, the eponymous role in Offenbach’s Bluebeard, Hercules in Hercule’s Labors by Terrasse, Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca, and Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata.

Since 2004, he is part of the Spirito ensemble in Lyon.

 

He taught singing, lyrical art, chamber music and ancient music at the Lyon Conservatory from 2002 to 2009, then at the Vienne Conservatory in Isère.

 

He was a language coach in the Theater an der Wien in 2010 with Christophe Rousset.

He joined the faculty of the Opera Studio "Les Maîtres Sonneurs" in Toulouse, between 2016 and 2018. He teaches in numerous singing seminars in France and Europe as a specialist of the French repertoire.