Etienne Dupuis


Praised for his “suave, empathetic baritone” and his “refined, charismatic” stage presence (The New York Times), Etienne Dupuis enjoys international acclaim, appearing regularly at such renowned opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Scheduled for the 2020/2021 season are a Verdi Gala at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in which the Canadian baritone interprets arias and duets from Nabucco, Macbeth, Un ballo in maschera and Don Carlo; Conte di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Joseph De Rocher in a new production of Dead Man Walking and Marcello in La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, and Prince Yeletski in a new staging of The Queen of Spades at the Opéra National de Paris.

Last season, Etienne returned to the Opéra de Montréal in the title role of Eugene Onegin, to the Opéra National de Paris as Rodrigo di Posa in Don Carlo and to the Metropolitan Opera as Conte di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Appearances as Albert in Werther at the Metropolitan Opera, as Athanaël in Thais and Don Carlo di Vargas in La forza del destino at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in the title role of Eugene Onegin at the Sydney Opera House and in Fauré’s Requiem with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra were cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis.

In the 2018/2019 season, he made his house debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Marcello in La bohème. He also returned to the Opéra National de Paris as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore and in the title role of a new production of Don Giovanni, to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as the title role in Eugene Onegin, and to the Opéra de Marseille, where he was heard as Germont in La traviata and Valentin in Faust.

Further past performances of note include appearances at the Opéra National de Paris (Pelléas et Mélisande, Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Teatro Real of Madrid (Marcello in  La bohème), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Eugene Onegin, Pelléas, Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia, Germont La traviata, Marcello La bohème, Silvio Pagliacci, Posa Don Carlo, Zurga Les pêcheurs de perles, Valentin Faust), the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich (Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Sydney Opera House (Thais, La traviata), as well as engagements at Opernhaus Zurich, Opéra de Nantes, and Opera National Du Rhin as Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, and at the Opéra de Montréal, where he sang Joe in Dead Man Walking and created the roles of Simon Doucet for the world premiere of Les Feluettes (Lilies) and of Pink for the world premiere of Another Brick in the Wall.

His discography features a solo album with the string quartet Quator Claudel-Canimex (Love Blows as the Wind Blows – ATMA Classique), in addition to appearances as a featured artist on the albums Opéra: une histoire d’Amour with the Orchestre regional Avignon-Provence (Universal),  Paris, mon amour by Sonya Yoncheva and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Sony), and Honegger and Ilbert: L’Aiglon, recorded with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra (Decca).

Etienne Dupuis completed his vocal studies at McGill University, after which he became a member of l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.