Antonio Figueroa, Tenor

Born in Montréal, the tenor Antonio Figueroa started his career when joining the lyrical academy of Montreal Opera. He has been awarded several times, notably by the International Vocal Art Institute when he was granted the Silverman Prize for his interpretation of Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail).

His highly acclaimed first appearance in the part of Nadir (Les pêcheurs de perles) at Avignon Opera paved his way for European theatres, he has indeed been invited to sing on prestigious stages such as Opéra Comique, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre du Capitol de Toulouse, in Liège, Lausanne, at the Theater an der Wien… while concurrently developing his career across the Atlantic: Pacific Opera, the operas of Québec, Montréal and Ottawa… His cooperation with Peter Brook in Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) has given him the opportunity to appear worldwide on the most famous stages such as the Théâtre des bouffes du Nord in Paris. His large repertoire extends from baroque music (Messiah by Handel, Magnificat and St. John Passion by Bach, Castor et Pollux, Armide) to contemporary creation (The Tempest by Ades, Prima Donna by Wainright) with a pronounced taste for Mozart (Mitridate, Die Zauberflöte, Cosi fan Tutte), French operas (Lakmé, Hamlet, Les mousquetaires au Couvent) or bel canto (L’Elisir d’amore, Il Barbiere di Seviglia, Don Pasquale, La fille du régiment).

He has several recordings to his credit (Intégral des mélodies de Fauré, Prima Donna on Deutshe Grammophon label, Armide de Lully with les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset). Mr Figueroa graduated from the University of Montreal where he returned in 2020 to pursue doctoral studies.