Julien Véronèse

Julien Véronèse is one of the most promising French baritones in his age range.

Born in 1982, he began vocal studies in 2000, in the Conservatoire of Toulouse, where he passed his final exam with distinction in 2007. He then entered the CNIPAL of Marseilles (National Centre for the Professional integration of young opera singers) for a ten-months’ training course.

He took part and was awarded prizes in several annual international competitions, such as the Concours de Mélodie Française de Toulouse in 2007, the Concours International de Chant de Marmande and the Concours de Chant de la Ville de Béziers in 2008. In 2011, he was selected to take part in Placido Domingo’s Operalia in Moscow.In 2012, he was nominated for a Prize in the Révélation Lyrique category, in the French national competition called "Les Victoires de la Musique Clasique".

He attended master classes by great opera singers as Placido Domingo, Gabriel Bacquier, Mady Mesplé, Teresa Berganza, Yvonne Minton, Tom Krause, Rolando Villazon, David Syrus.

He began his career as an opera singer in 2008, in the role of Don Ciccio in Batistelli’s "Divorce à l’Italienne" ( Nancy National Opera) . Since then, he has performed various roles : Urbain in Offenbach’s "La Vie Parisienne" (Nancy), Colline in Puccini’s "La Bohême" (Gigondas), Albert in Massenet’s "Werther" (Marmande and Mérignac), Conte Ceprano in Verdi’s "Rigoletto" (Opéra en Plein Air) , Sharpless in Puccini’s "Madame Butterfly" (Marmande), Doctor Grenvil in Verdi’s "La Traviata" (Limoges and Reims), Zuniga in Bizet’s "Carmen" (Rouen), Germont in Verdi’s "La Traviata" (Gujan-Mestras and Paris-Espace Pierre Cardin), l’Arbre et le Fauteuil in Ravel’s "L’Enfant et les Sortilèges" (Caen)...

During the 2013-2014 season, Julien Véronèse will sing in several concerts and recordings : he will perform in Gretry’s "La Caravane du Caire" in Liège (Belgium) and Versailles Royal Opera, and also in Félicien David’s "Herculanum" and "Le Saphir". He will sing the part of Sharpless in "Madame Butterfly" (Mérignac) and le Comte Oscar in Offenbach’s "Barbe Bleue" in Nancy.