Jean-Christophe Benoît

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1925

About Jean-Christophe Benoît:

Jean-Christophe Benoît was a French baritone, who enjoyed a long career in France and francophone countries on the stage, the concert platform and radio and television. He was born in Paris on 18 March 1925 into a musical family.

His parents were musicians, and he began young to discover his musical talents. Attending the Paris Conservatoire, his tutors included Olivier Messiaen (harmony), Noel Gallon (counterpoint) and Gabriel Dubois (vocal studies).

Composing at this time, Benoît provided incidental music for Yves Joly's Théâtre de Marionnettes in Paris, while soon establishing a career on the stage and concert platform, his vocal style lending itself toward opéra-comique.

In the early 1950s Benoît began studio recording; his Mathurin being described in Opera on Record as "even at this early stage of his career Jean-Christophe Benoît's wit was readily flourished; his rustic accent is hilarious" He sang Dancaïre in Carmen in four separate studio versions.

He sang in the world premiere of Madame de ... by Jean-Michel Damase in Monte Carlo on 22 March 1970 (libretto by Jean Anouilh after the novel by Louise de Vilmorin) conducted by the composer. Frank Martin wrote Pilate for him, and it was created in Rome in 1964. He also sang in the premiere of the opera Comme il vous plaira by Pierre Hasquenoph in Strasbourg in 1982.

Although Benoît mainly appeared in French operatic roles at the Opéra-Comique and Opéra his repertoire was wide, ranging from Monteverdi to contemporary works, but often of music requiring dramatic effect. In September 1976 he appeared in Turandot in Geneva (with Birgit Nilsson in the title role, conducted by Giuseppe Patanè).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
2Scintille diamant Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
3O Dieu de quelle ivresse Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
4Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
5C'est une chanson d'amour Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
6Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
7Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
8Dans les roles d'amoureux Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
9Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Andrès
10Amis l'amour tendre et reveur Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
11Nous avons en tete une affaire Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: Br Mz S T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Dancaïre/Mercédès/Frasquita/Remendado/Carmen
12Allons courage et confiance Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
13Ai je dit vrai Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
14Assez..assez Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli
15Bravo pour les enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann/Bailli
16Ecoute, ecoute, compagnon Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.02

Type: sextet,chorusVoice: Mz T Br T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José/Dancaïre/Remendado/Frasquita/Mercédès
17Ah! ses yeux se ferment Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
18Attends un peu, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.08

Type: Voice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
19A quoi bon l'economie Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
20Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
21Regardez moi bien dans les yeux Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lescaut
22J'ai des yeux Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Lindorf
23Quand une femme est si jolie Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.07-1

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Frédéric/Ellen/Rose/Bentson
24Mais vous ne savez rien Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
25Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
26La bas au fond du cimetiere Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 4.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Charlotte
27Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
28Sophie Albert toi de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Sophie
29Miss Rose Miss Ellen Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S S T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Bentson/Ellen/Rose/Gérald/Frédéric
30Ah! qu'il est loin ce jour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
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