Frédéric Goncalves


Frédéric Goncalves  studies at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris in the class of Jane Berbié, where he obtained a first prize for opera singing. He subsequently studied at the opera school of the Opéra de Paris, then returned to the troupe of the Opéra Comique where he performed for several seasons.

He wins the competition of the Chambre Syndicale of the Directors of Theater and is one of the first classical revelations of the ADAMI. Frédéric Goncalves performs very quickly on the main French stages: Avignon (Werther, Jenufa, Traviata), Marseille (Le Roi d’ Ys, Madame Butterfly), Nice (Elektra), Lyon (Journey to the Moon), Bordeaux (Dialogue des Carmelites), Montpellier (Boheme,Le Roi d’Ys), Metz (Zaïde, La Vie Brève), St Etienne (Werther, Manon), Strasbourg (Tosca), Rouen (Faust).

In Paris he was seen at the Opéra Bastille (Concert Poulenc), at Operé  Garnier (Dialogues des Carmelites). In concert Salle Pleyel (Zaïde, La Vie Brève) and  in the Cité de la Musique (Stravinsky’s Les Noces). At the Théâtre du Châtelet, Parsifal,  Padmavati, and Cyrano de Bergerac next to  Placido Domingo, whom he also had as conductor during his return to the Comic opera in Mignon. The Théâtre du Châtelet also invited him several times to participate in the “opera lessons” presented by Jean-François Zygel (Tosca, Pelleas, Don Giovanni, Wozzeck).

In addition to Placido Domingo, he performs with José Van Dam, Alain Fondary, Waltraut Meier, Hildegard Behrens, Felicity Lott, Matti Salminen, Franz Grundheber, Theo Adam, Barbara Hendricks, Julia Migenes, Madalena Kozena and Diana Damrau. He was directed by Klaus Michael Grüber, Laurent Pelly, Petrika Ionesco, Jean Louis Benoit, Jerome Deschamps and David Cronenberg and many others.

As concertist, Frédéric Goncalves has been guest of several major ensembles: Orchestre de Paris under the direction of Semyon Bychkov, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolfinum Prague direction Sir Charles Mackerras (Concert recorded by Supraphon CD having received the Diapason d’Or), BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Center London, direction Jiri Behlohlavek, Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie Berlin, direction Tomas Netopil.

He also performed in Cagliari (Italy) in “Les Dialogues des Carmélites”, in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), “L’Heure Espagnole”, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, “Mignon” At Lausanne opera house, “Les Mousquetaires au Couvent “(Opera Comique). The oratorio is very present in his repertoire, he frequently performs the Brahms German Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Haydn’s Creation. Frédéric Goncalves is also a melodist and an interpreter of Lieder. He was the guest of several programs on France Musique in the Auditorium 105 of Radio France, interpreting among other things the melodies for voice of Duparc and the Schwannegesang by Schubert.