Victor Sicard is a 25 year old baritone born in La Rochelle, France. He started singing with Professor Yves Sotin at the Angers’ Conservatoire, joined the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Professor David Pollard in 2012 and has been offered a place at the National Opera studio for the academic year 2012/2013. He will also be part of the Jardin des Voix 2013 for an international tour with the orchestra of les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie.
His operatic performances include Papageno (Magic Flute, Mozart), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Mozart), Ford (Falstaff, Verdi), Junius (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten), Lescaut (Manon, Massenet) Antonio and Il Conte d’Almaviva (le Nozze di Figaro,Mozart), Le Comte (Chérubin, Massenet), Gasparo (Rita, Donizetti), Herr Fluth (Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Nicolai), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten). He has also sung as a soloist several sacred pieces such as Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, The German Requiem by Brahms, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, la petite messe solennelle by Rossini, Theresa Mass and Nelson Mass by Haydn, Mass in A flat Major by Schubert, La Missa Gallica by Lallement, the Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi, The Belshazzar’s Feast by Walton, theSaint John’s passion, the Saint Matthew’s passion, the Magnificat in D and several Cantatas by Bach.
He performs regularly with his duo partner Anna Cardona throughout Europe in venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, The Chipping Campden Festival, the Holywell Music Room for the Oxford lieder festival, the Pump Room in Bath, Le Petit Palais in Paris, the Palais des Congrès in Gruissan (France), The Fellowship House (London), Auditori of Castellar del Valles (Spain), Elmbridge society Concert (England), Scunthorpe et North Lincolnshire Concert Society (England), Isle of Wight Music society ( England), the National Institute of Arts in Paris, Le Théâtre de la Coupe d’Or in Rochefort (France).
He has won the first prize at the Mozart singing competition 2011 in London, the first prize at the 19th international competition Mirabent i Magrans in Barcelona, the first prize at the 23rd FLAME International Competition in Paris, second prize at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and the second prize at the Jackdaws vocal awards 2010. He has been the finalist of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2011 and of the Guildhall Gold Medal 2011. Victor Sicard is grateful for the support of an INDEPENDENT OPERA Vocal Scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, l’Institut des Arts in Paris. He took part in the young artist programme “les Azuriales” in August 2011.
For more information you can visit his website on http://www.victorsicard.com