Christophe Dumaux

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Christophe Dumaux
Years active2002–present

Christophe Dumaux (born 1979) is a French classical countertenor.

Life and career[edit]

Christophe Dumaux initially studied voice and cello at his local conservatory in Châlons-en-Champagne and in 2000 entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. In July 2002 at the age of 21, he made his professional debut singing the role of Eustazio in Handel's Rinaldo at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier. Since then he has sung as a soloist with several prominent baroque music ensembles, including William Christie's Le Jardin des Voix and Les Arts Florissants, Emmanuelle Haïm's Le Concert d’Astrée, and Il Combattimento Consort di Amsterdam.

He made his American debut in 2003 at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina singing the title role in Handel's Tamerlano.[1] Several major other major house and company debuts soon followed, including: the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels as Giuliano in Cavalli's Eliogabalo (2004); Santa Fe Opera as Ottone in Handel's Agrippina (2004);[2] the Opéra national de Paris as Ottone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (2005);[3] Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Tolomeo in Handel's Giulio Cesare (2005);[4] and the New York Metropolitan Opera first as Unulfo in Handel's Rodelinda (2006).[5] and a critically acclaimed Tolomeo in Handel's Giulio Cesare (2013).[6]



  1. ^ James R. Oestreich, Updated by Reality: Handel on Love and War, The New York Times, June 2, 2003.
  2. ^ Anne Midgette, A Change in Santa Fe Opera in More Ways Than One, The New York Times, August 19, 2004.
  3. ^ Stephen Mudge, Sound Bites: Christophe Dumaux, Opera News, May 2004. Retrieved via subscription 6 July 2008.
  4. ^ Biography at Glyndebourne Opera Archived 2008-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Bernard Holland, As It Turns Out, She Was No Widow, She Was a Wife, The New York Times, May 4, 2006.
  6. ^ Anthony Tommasini, In Jodhpurs, Hailing Caesar With Seduction Giulio Cesare, With Natalie Dessay, at the Met, The New York Times, April 5, 2013

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