Geoffroy Salvas

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Baritone Geoffroy Salvas has been recognized as First Prize winner of the Concours International de Chant de Marseille 2017 in the Operetta category, New England Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council 2019, Laureate of the French melody competition Classica 2019 and recipient of the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation Grant for Young Singers. He studied with Gabrielle Lavigne and Aline Kutan at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal before joining the Atelier Lyrique at the Opera of Montreal for 2 seasons.

In 2018, he premiered the role of Mantoo, for the opening season concert of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano, as one of the two main characters in Chaakapesh, an opera by Matthew Rickets. He was later invited by Yannick Nézet-Séguin to collaborate on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of bass Ildar Abdrazakov, issued in 2019. That same year he made his debut at Opera de Toulon (France) in the rôle of Mathieu (Andrea Chénier). In 2021, he was reinvited by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Otto Tausk for Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été.

His performed repertoire includes Valentin (Faust), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Morales (Carmen), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Nero (Nero and the fall of Lehman Brothers), Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms), Requiem (Fauré), Messiah (Handel), Matthäus-Passion (Bach), Le Bal Masqué (Poulenc), Winterreise (Schubert).

Highlights among his future and recent engagements include Germont in La Traviata at the Seine Musicale in Paris, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly for Opéra de Québec, Morales in Carmen at Pacific Opera Victoria and Vater in Hänsel und Gretel for the Music Conservatory of Montreal.