Éric Laporte, Ténor

Eric Laporte has been acclaimed on international opera stages for nearly two decades. Authentic actor and committed musical performer, he recently made a triumphant debut at the Komische Oper Berlin in the title role of Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) as well as the role of Jim Mahoney in Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, both directed by Barry Kosky. Frankfurt Opera has also welcomed him as Oedipus in Stravinsky’s opera (director Valentin Uryupin/ staging Lydia Steier) as well as Ulysses in Fauré’s Pénélope under the baton of Joana Mallwitz. Highlights in his career include Erik in The Flying Dutchman at the Festival d’Opéra de Québec (Jacques Lacombe/François Girard), Lohengrin at Staatstheater Nürnberg (Joana Mallwitz/David Hermann), Faust in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust (Ivan Repušić/Marie-Eve Signeyrole) and Max in Der Freischütz for Staatsoper Hannover (Karen Kamensek/Kay Voges) as well as Nicias in Thaïs with the Vienna RSO at the Konzerthaus (Michel Plasson/Renée Fleming/Thomas Hampson ).

He performed notably with Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Oper Köln, Wiener Volksoper, Scottish Opera, Opéra de Strasbourg, Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra de Nice and Opéra National du Capitole de Toulouse.

His operatic repertoire also includes the roles of Don José, Nadir, Werther, Des Grieux (Massenet and Puccini), Cavaradossi, Pinkerton, Radamès and Alfredo, as well as Parsifal, Tannhäuser, Siegmund, Stolzing and Bacchus.

He was principal tenor in Igor Kuljerić’s Glagolitic Requiem with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester and Ivan Repušić, an award-winning Bavarian Radio recording (ICMA – Diapason d’or). Having been guest soloist of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and having contributed to the Complete Melodies for Voice and Piano by Massenet (ATMA Classique) alongside Olivier Godin and several of his fellow Quebec singers, he is always happy to perform at home. His concert repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary creations, with an emphasis on romantic composers.

Eric Laporte studied singing with Marie Daveluy, Colette Boky and Joseph Rouleau in Montreal as well as Danielle Demers in Quebec. He made his stage debut at the Atelier lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal and then made his European debut in Salzburg in The Magic Flute in the role of Tamino.