Vincent Ordonneau

Current as of August 2019

French tenor Vincent Ordonneau has made a name for himself as a character tenor, most notably as the Holy Fool (Boris Godunov), the Four Servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Le Remendado (Carmen), Rodolphe (Guillaume Tell), the Father Confessor of the Convent (Dialogues des Carmélites), Schmidt (Werther), Guillot de Morfontaine (Manon), Torquemada (L’Heure espagnole), Triquet (Eugene Onegin), Sellem (The Rake’s Progress), the Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel), Spoletta (Tosca), Borsa (Rigoletto), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Bardolfo (Falstaff) and Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro). During the 2018/19 season he also made his roles debuts as the Dean of the Faculty (Cendrillon) and Pong (Turandot).

Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Antonio Pappano, John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Bertrand de Billy, Evelino Pidò, Paolo Olmi, Wayne Marshall, Sébastien Rouland, Benjamin Levy, Paolo Arrivabeni, Jonathan Cohen and Claude Schnitzler, while the directors he has worked with include Laurent Pelly, Francesca Zambello, Adrian Noble, Pierre Audi, Ezio Toffolutti, Federico Grazzini, Macha Makeïeff and John Fulljames. Among the opera houses and concert venues where Vincent Ordonneau appears on a regular basis are the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Opéra Comique and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Opéra de Lyon, the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Dutch National Opera and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the International Music and Dance Festival in Granada and Tokyo.

In addition to his primary focus on the French repertoire, Vincent Ordonneau regularly appears in works written in the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2016 he took part in the world premiere of Michel Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit at the Opéra de Lyon and in the summer of 2019 he makes his Salzburg Festival debut as the Shepherd in Enescu’s Œdipe. Plans for the 2019/20 season include Schmidt at Covent Garden and the Father Confessor in Toulouse.

Vincent Ordonneau is also qualified as a chartered engineer in electronics and computer science.


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