Biography

French tenor Vincent Ordonneau is a noted specialist in the character tenor repertoire : The Four Servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, The Holy Fool in Boris Godunov, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, Pong in Turandot, Le Remendado in Carmen,  Rodolphe in Guillaume Tell, The Father Confessor in Dialogues des Carmélites, Schmidt in Werther, Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon, Torquemada in L’heure Espagnole, Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin, Sellem in The Rake’s ProgressThe Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel, Spoletta in Tosca, Borsa in Rigoletto, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro …

He works with Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Bertrand de Billy, Evelino Pidò, Paolo Olmi, Wayne Marshall, Sébastien Rouland, Benjamin Levy, Paolo Arrivabeni, Jonathan Cohen, Claude Schnitzler…

He collaborates with directors including Laurent Pelly, Francesca Zambello, Adrian Noble, Pierre Audi, Ezio Toffolutti, Federico Grazzini, Macha Makeïeff, John Fulljames.

Regular invitations take him to Covent Garden, to Rome-Santa Cecilia, to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Paris-Opéra Comique and the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Granada International Music Festival, Tokyo, Luxembourg, the Dutch National Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre-St Petersburg, the Opéra de Lyon, the Kölner Philharmonie, and the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse.

Amongst the roles that he added to his repertoire during the 2018/19 season: Le Doyen de la Faculté in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Pong in Turandot.

As well as his primary focus on the Romantic French repertoire, he is also exploring contemporary roles, such as the creation of the opera “Benjamin, dernière nuit” at the Opéra de Lyon and the role of le Berger in Enescu’s Oedipe, at the Salzburger Festspiele, in  2019.

Highlights of his 2019/2020 season include Schmidt in Werther at the Royal Opera House and the Aumônier in Dialogue des Carmélites” at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

Vincent Ordonneau is also qualified as a chartered engineer in Electronics and Computer Science.