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Victor Sicard

Bass


French Baritone, Victor Sicard, was born in La Rochelle, France. He studied Musicologie at Tours University (France) before training on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the National Opera Studio (NOS). Victor’s studies at the NOS were financed by the Royal Opera House.

Winner of many prizes including the Male 1st prize, best French interpret Office Franco-Québecois pour la Jeunesse, and Best Young singer at the Marmande Competition 2012, the First prize at the FLAME competition in Paris, First prize at the Paper de Musica (Barcelona), First prize at the Mozart singing competition 2011 (London), First prize at the Mirabent i Magrans competition (Barcelona), and Second prize at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. Victor was the finalist of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2011 and of the Guildhall School of Music Gold Medal 2011.

At the Guildhall school of Music, Victor performed Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbican Theatre), Gasparo in Donizetti’s Rita, and Herr Fluth in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, as well as scenes as Papageno Der Zauberfllöte, Pélléas Pélléas et Mélisande, title role Don Giovanni, Junius The Rape of Lucretia and Le Comte in Massenet’s Chérubin. Other operatic roles include Clock and the Cat (Covers) L’Enfant et les sortilèges for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte at the Ryedale Festival and Escamillo Carmen in Narbonne (France).

Already on demand on the concert platform, Victor sang Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutsche Requiem, Fauré and Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Haydn’s Theresa Mass and Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in A flat Major, Lallement’s La Missa Gallica, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, and Bach’s St John Passion, St Matthew Passion and Magnificat in D.

Also passionate about the recital repertoire, Victor Sicard regularly performs with his duo partner Anna Cardona throughout Europe and Canada, in venues including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, France Musique (Paris), Salle Bourgie (Montréal), The Chipping Campden Festival, the Holywell Music Room for the Oxford Lieder festival, Le Petit Palais (Paris), Auditori of Castellar del Valles (Spain), Theatre Municipal, Palafugell (Spain), and the Isle of Wight Music Society.

He was a member of Le Jardin des Voix 2013, Young artists’ academy of Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of William Christie.

Recent engagements include Aeneas Dido and Aeneas in Festival de Thiré (France) with Christie, a tours in Europe with Jardin des voix, his début in Linz opera as Dr Falke Die Fledermaus, Cantatas by Montéclair and Campra at Opéra Comique with William Christie, Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall with Raymond Gubbay, his début at the Festival de Beaune singing Elviro Serse with Riccardo Minasi, and a recording with pianist Anna Cardona of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and a selection of lieder by Schubert for the label “Les Discophiles Français”. Subsequent engagements include a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival, recitals with his pianist Anna Cardona in France and Spain, concerts in France, and a project Louis XIV with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie.

Last updated: Jul 2019