Alain Fondary

Soloist, Baritone
He was born in Bagnolet, France on 09/10/1932. He studied in Paris with Georges Jouatte, Y. Pons and A. Hauth. He made his debut in 1968 at the Cherbourg Theatre as Tonio in Pagliacci. In 1975 he appeared in Dijon, Lille, Strasbourg (Opera on the Rhine) and Genoa (Teatro Margherita), as Escamillo in Carmen. He thereafter followed an international career. In 1979, he sang at the Opéra-Comique Paris, in the opera The Daughter of the Regiment [La fille du régiment]. He also sang in Nice, Monte Carlo, London (Royal Opera House), Ravenna, Milan (La Skala), Marseille, Dallas, San Francisco, Munich (State Opera), New York (Metropolitan Opera), Barcelona, Vienna, Lyon , Brussels and Genoa (Teatro Carlo Felice). He appeared at the Grand Opera of Paris performing in the operas The Lombards on the first crusade [I Lombardi alla prima crociata] (1984), Marcel Landowski’s Montségur (1987), Don Carlo (1987) and Rigoletto (1988). His repertoire also includes leading baritone roles in the operas Tosca, Nabucco, The troubadour [Il trovatore], La Gioconda, Otello, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Aida, The merchant of Venice [Le Marchand de Venise] by Reynaldo Hahn, Hérodiade by Jules Massenet, Samson and Delilah [Samson et Dalila], Thaïs, Andrea Chénier, The flying Dutchman [Der fliegende Holländer], Faust, Charles Gounod’s Mireille, Gustave Charpentier’s Louise, Lakmé, Édouard Lalo’s The King of Ys [Le roi d'Ys] and Benjamin Britten’s A midsummer night's dream. Among others, in GNO’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann [Les contes d'Hoffmann], he sang the roles of Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle and Dapertutto (1998/99). // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.