François Lis

Bass

Biography

Bachelor in musicology from the Sorbonne University, François Lis was awarded at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris in 2003 and continued his vocal studies at the Mozarteum of Salzburg and in the Merola program at the San Francisco Opera. In 2005 he was nominated “Révélation Lyrique” at the “Victoires de la Musique 2005”

After singing several productions at the Conservatoire National de Paris including Seneca, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte, François Lis embarked on his career: King Arthur in Lille, Poppea, Les Boréades in Lyon…and was soon invited internationally; Les Paladins in Bâle, Jupiter in Platée at la Monnaie, Colline, La Bohème in Amsterdam and Les Boréades in Zurich.

François Lis widened his repertoire with time and has sung the role of Alidoro in la Cenerentola at la Monnaie, Narbal, Les Troyens at l’Opera du Rhin, Zuniga at Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse and Théâtre du Chatelet Paris, Escamillio at Skopje Festival, Asdrubalde, La Pietra del Paragone at Théâtre du Chatelet, Don Giovanni with Opera Fuoco…

He has subsequently made his debut in the title role in le Nozze di Figaro with William Christie at Opéra de Lyon, which he reprised at the Dublin Opera the same year. He also sang Hippolyte et Aricie at Capitole de Toulouse, Platée at Opéra national du Rhin, Dardanus in Lille, and Don Giovanni at Théâtre des Champs Elysées. In 2011 he made his noted debut in the role of Marcel, Les Huguenots at la Monnaie.

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Reviews

“Tous les autres rôles sont parfaitement tenus mais on distinguera en particulier le Zuniga à la présence résonnante de François Lis”

[All the other performances were perfectly fine, but it was the resonating presence of François Lis in the role of Zuniga which stood out]

Alain Duault

Opera Online

“François Lis incarne quant à lui un Jupiter olympien, servi par une voix puissante et profonde: on se laisse volontiers impressionner par son tonnerre.”

[François Lis embodies a godlike Jupiter, with a voice which is both deep and powerful: the audience is willingly impressed by his thunder.]

Gaspard Favre

Concerto Net

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“François Lis complète le plateau vocal de son ample voix de basse et de la dignité conférée par son jeu à son personnage de Don Pedro.”

[François Lis completes the vocal lineup with his generous bass and dignity presented through his personification of Don Pedro.]

Damien Dutilleul, Olyrix Mar 27th 2017

“François Lis, affublé d’une crête du plus bel effet pour son rôle de Schlemil, met à profit ses maigres interventions pour faire entendre sa voix puissante et noble.”

[François Lis, with a mohican which works beautifully for his role as Schlemihl, makes the most of his several interjections to show off his powerful and noble voice.]

Damien Dutilleul, Olyrix Nov 5th 2016

“…superbe Alidoro par François Lis qui, de rôle en rôle, affirme ses qualités de basse souple et de comédien.”

[superb Alidoro by François Lis who, role after role demonstrates skills in both his acting ability and his vocal flexibilty.]

Caroline Alexander, Web Théâtre Oct 20th 2008

“il est impressionnant dans son air final dans lequel il exprime tout son amour pour Clarice avec des accents doux et une émotion remarquable.’

[His final aria was impressive, in which he confesses his love for Clarice with moments of subtlety and remarkable emotion.]

Manon Ardouin, Concerto Net Jan 18th 2007

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