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Stéphane Degout (born 9 June 1975 in Bourg-en-Bresse, is a contemporary French baritone. He grew up in Saint-Jean-de-Niost, (Ain) and has been living in Lyon since 1995.
Trained at the lycée Saint-Exupéry in Lyon, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon in the class of Margreet Honig, then within the troupe of the opéra national de Lyon, Degout began his career in the role of Papageno in The Magic Flute, within the framework of the Académie européenne de musique of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in July 1998. He particularly attended the master classes of Régine Crespin, Gundula Janowitz, Graziella Sciutti and Claudio Desderi. He has been following Gary Magby's teaching from 1998.
Since then, he has been performing a varied repertoire at the Opéra national de Lyon, the Paris Opera, the Opéra-Comique, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Opéra national de Montpellier, the Berlin State Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, the Teatro alla Scala de Milan, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Theater an der Wien, the Dutch National Opera, the Aix-en-Provence International Lyric Art Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Edinburgh Festival, the Salzburg festival, the Verbier Festival, the Chorégies d'Orange, the Ravinia Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the direction of René Jacobs, William Christie, Christophe Rousset, Emmanuelle Haïm, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolton, Bertrand de Billy, Sylvain Cambreling, Michel Plasson, Georges Prêtre, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Charles Dutoit, Kirill Petrenko, Pinchas Steinberg, Philippe Jordan, Daniel Harding, Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Raphaël Pichon and with the directors Stéphane Braunschweig , Laurent Pelly, Robert Carsen, Patrice Chéreau, Klaus Michael Grüber, Trisha Brown, Robert Wilson, Barrie Kosky, Torsten Fischer, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Olivier Py, Pierre Audi, Joël Pommerat , Katie Mitchell.