Valentin Thill, tenor
Born in Rouen, Valentin grew up in Toulon in the south of France. Passionate from a very young age about the Musical and the Opera, he starts to sing at the age of 14. At the same time as his studies in Product Design, he starts taking opera lessons in January 2013 with Baritone Frédéric Jean.
Then, he decided to devote himself full time to music, and in October 2014, entered the opera department at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory in Aix-en-Provence as Tenor in the class of Patricia Schnell.
He was the Laureate of the international Lied and melody competition in Gordes in October 2016, chaired by Raymond Duffaut.
In May 2017, he held the main role of the Opera Ixibab, an original creation, at “Jeu de Paume” theater in Aix en Provence.
Then, in October 2017, he joined the specialized opera cycle (pre-professional) of the conservatory.
In January 2018, he was, at 24 years old, Laureate of the Dussurget Price (young lyrical hope), and will participate in the Opera show “Musiques en Fêtes” at the Chorégies d’Orange, on June 20, 2018, live on France 3, staged by Jean-Louis Grinda.
On June 30, 2018, he received the Dussurget Young Hope Prize from José Van Dam in Aix-en-Provence, following one of his Masterclasses. In October 2018, he entered as Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of José Van Dam and Sophie Koch in Waterloo, Belgium.
In March 2019, he sang the title role of I. Stravinsky’s Opera Mavra in Ghent.
He interpreted the roles of Harlequin and the Soldier in the Opera Der Kaiser Von Atlantis by V. Ullmann at the Camp des Milles in Aix en Provence in April 2019
Then he took part in Rolando Villazon’s MasterClass on April 23, 2019, as part of the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival.
In June 2019, he sang in Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle as soloist at the MuCH Waterloo Festival and made his debut as Don José, in the Opera Carmen by Bizet, for the Grans festival.
He won the 2nd Price of the 52nd international Opera competition of the Toulouse Capitole on September 07, 2019.
In the coming months, he will sing In Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass and will make his debut in the role of Ferrando, in the Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.
He will soon be at the Théâtre Royal du Parc in Brussels, but also at the Toulon Opera House as well as at the Liège Opera House and the Toulouse Opera House for the 2020/2021 season.