Nicolas Courjal

Bass

Born in France, he studies with Jane Berbié. Nicolas Courjal was in the ensemble of the  Opéra Comique in Paris then in Wiesbaden, and participated at the Wexford Festival.

He sings at the Bastille, Chatelet, in Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Montpellier, Tours, La Fenice, Nantes, at  the Sferisterio Macerata, in Metz, at the Maestranza in Seville, Covent Garden, in Japan, Marseille, at the Orange Choregies, Grand Theatre of Geneva, in Monte Carlo, and Moscow.

He also participates in creations by Dussapin , M.Constant, Fenelon, L.Petitgirard and R.Koering.

He appears in ” Robert Le Diable ” at Covent Garden ; ” L’Heure Espagnole ” with the Orchestre National de Lyon, in Lyon and in salle Pleyel Paris, the Verdi’s Requiem with the Orchestre National de Lorraine Basilio in Bordeaux, Nourabad (Bizet’s ” The Pearl Fishers ” with Alagna) in concert in Paris , the Sultan in “Marouf ” at the Opera Comique ; He also  sang in “Ballo in Maschera” in Orange in Les Troyens ” (Narbal , also with Alagna) in Marseille, and in ” Sigurd”  in Geneva. “ Herculaneum” by  Felicien David, with Palazetto Bru Zane,”The Pearl Fishers,” “The “Roi d’Ys”(title role) and ” Straniera”

In concert he appears with the Orchestre de Mulhouse, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Avignon Orchestra, l’Orchestre National de Lyon, the Malaysian Orchestra the Philharmonie de Lorraine, RTVE Madrid, Santa Cecilia, Philharmonia Orchestra London….

Nicolas Courjal sings under the baton of M.W. Chung, C.von Dohnany, C.Eschenbach, V.Fedosseiev, L.Foster,  J.Mercier, M.Plasson, L Zlatkin, S.Baudo, D.Oren, JE Gardiner, M.Minkovski, P.Steinberg, A. Pappano, E.Pekka Salonen etc …

Among his next engagements this season :   Sarastro, in Vichy

Mephistopheles(Damnation de Faust)  a the Berlioz  Festival  with F.X Roth,   ” König Marke in Bordeaux,  Rossinis” Mose”,  Gessler (” William Tell “)in Monte-Carlo  as well as at Covent Garden where he  will also perform two series of ” Carmen ” and also be the High Priest in ” Oedipus” ” by Enesco.. He will have in Marseille his  first Pimene, Philippe II, Phanuel (Herodiade), Fiesco and Capulet( Capuletti ) 4 Vilains in “Les Contes d‘Hoffmann”  in Monaco,  as well as  concerts ( Paris Philharmonie,  gala concert  under Marc Minkovski), Ravel “ L’Enfant et Les Sortileges “ at the Philharmonia Orchestra London, , a recital at the Choregies d ‘Orange…