Philippe Duminy

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France in 26/8/1947. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Paris. He has won a lot of awards in singing contests. In 1973 he was hired as vocal soloist at the Grand Opera de Paris, first appearing as Antonio, in the Marriage of Figaro [Le nozze di Figaro] and continued by interpreting lead and main baritone roles such as: Theatre Director [The Breasts of Tiresias/Les mamelles de Tirésias], Figaro [The Barber of Seville/Il barbiere di Siviglia], Mercutio[Romeo and Juliet/Roméo et Juliette], Οrestes [Iphigenia in Tauris/Iphigénie en Tauride], Dancaïre and Morales [Carmen], Schaunard [La bohème], Μasetto [Don Giovanni], Papageno [The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte], Harlequin [Ariadne on Naxos/Ariadne auf Naxos], Achilla, [Julius Caesar/Giulio Cesare] etc. He has also appeared in most of the major operas and festivals in France (Limoges, Montpelier,Rouen, Lille) singing parts in the operas Manon Lescaut, Don Quichotte, The Barber of Seville [Il barbiere di Siviglia], The Troubadour [Il trovatore], La bohème, The Marksman [Der Freischütz] and The Queen of Spades [Pique Dame],among others. In 1983 he participated in the first world presentation of the opera Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen at the Grand Opera de Paris. He participated in the recording of the opera The Fair Maid of Perth [La jolie fille de Perth] for EMI recording company. In 1991 he toured in Italy. With the Greek National Opera he collaborated once, playing the part of Valentino in Gounod's Faust in Herodion, in the context of the Athens Festival (1993/94).