François Pardailhé, tenor

François Pardailhé began his musical studies at the Conservatoire d’Angoulême in the horn class. He continued his horn studies at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Toulouse and enrolled in the conservatoire’s master’s degree in the tenor section, before joining the singing class of Jacques Schwarz and Inessa Lecourt, where he obtained his Prix de Conservatoire en Chant lyrique. Accepted into the Académie internationale de musique française Michel Plasson during the 2016 summer opera session, he began working with Didier Laclau-Barrère in early September of that same year. He is currently an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium, working in the Voice section under the direction of José Van Dam and Sophie Koch.

He has performed as a soloist in many ensembles, such as the Toulouse-based Les Sacqueboutiers, the Orchestre de Chambre Baroque de Toulouse, conducted by Michel Brun (a singer and soloist in the Archipels-les Éléments choir), the orchestra Les Passions conducted by Jean-Marc Andrieu, the Orchestre Mozart conducted by Claude Roubichou and Emmanuel Plasson, the Toulouse Orchestre National du Capitole, the Musiciens du Louvre orchestra conducted by Marc Minkowski, the Concert Spirituel conducted by Hervé Niquet, etc.

Since his career began he has performed at the 2017 Colmar International Festival. In the spring of 2017, he was a finalist at the Marseille International Competition. In early 2018 he was a national semi-finalist at Massy for the Voix Nouvelles 2018 competition organized by the CPFL. In May 2018 he made his debut at the 2018 Salzburg Festival of Pentecost in Jacques Offenbach’s Périchole, with Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski.

He won second prize at the Concours international de chant de Lavaur in June 2018. Once again with Les Musiciens du Louvre, he was a soloist for Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day during a European tour in December 2018. In early 2019 he was Oloferno Vitellozzo in the opera Lucrezia Borgia during the 2108-2019 season at the Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole. In March 2019 he performed the role of Spoletta in Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca, with the conductor Emmanuel Plasson.

In September 2019 he performed as Guillot and Charles in André Grétry’s opera Richard Cœur-de-lion with Le Concert Spirituel, conducted by Hervé Niquet, at the Versailles Royal Opera House. In December 2019 he was back at the Versailles Royal Opera House to once again take on Périchole with Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski. In March 2020 he was Benvelio in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, with the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, conducted by Paul Daniel.

In October 2020 he will be Gérald in L’histoire en-chantée de Lakmé at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège.