Hugo Laporte

Hugo Laporte


"A model of elegance" (Avant Scène Opéra) - "Warm and rich voice" (Bachtrack) - His "prodigious baritone ... fills the entire stage with his charisma: powerful voice, convincing acting, instantaneous connection with the audience" (L’Opéra): Acclaimed for his velvety timbre and outstanding stage presence, young French-Canadian baritone Hugo Laporte regularly performs across Europe, North America and Asia. In 2023 Hugo Laporte made his acclaimed debut at Teatro alla Scala in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann.

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Hugo Laporte’s recent and upcoming roles include Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) at Opéra de Québec,Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), and Escamillo (Carmen) at Opéra de Montréal, Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles) at l'Opéra du Royaume, and Gwynplaine in the world premiere L'Homme qui rit by Ichmouratov (adapted from the novel by V. Hugo) at Festival Classica. In addition, he performs Mozart’s Great Mass conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Handel’s Messiah with Orchestre Classique de Montréal at St Joseph’s Oratory and Brahms’ Liebeslieder and as well as several gala concerts, recitals and concerts at festivals around North America.

In recent seasons, he sang on Opéra de Québec’s stage where he offered an unequivocal “top-class” Albert (Werther). In 2018, he portrayed a “majestic” Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera – in French) in Montreal and made two house debuts with his highly-praised Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) at Opéra de Montréal and Schaunard (La Bohème) with Opera de Massy. Hugo Laporte portrayed several roles, notably Figaro (Barber of Seville) and Escamillo (Carmen) at Société d'Art Lyrique de Royaume, Moralès/Dancaïre (Carmen) at Theater Regensburg and OSM and Riff (West Side Story, in concert).

In great demand as a concert and oratorio singer, Hugo Laporte has appeared with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, Moscow’s Helikon-Opera, Minsk National Opera Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, National Arts Center Orchestra and Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra; in venues such as Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Shanghai Daning Theater, Qingdao Grand Theater, Baotou Grand Theater; and festivals such as Festival de Lanaudière, OSM Classical spree, Montreal Bach Festival, Festival d’Opéra de Québec, and Festival Orford.

In addition to opera, he frequently performs in sacred works such as Fauré’s Requiem, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, J.S. Bach's St Matthew’s Passion, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile, and G. Finzi’s In Terra Pax. His recent recordings include the complete recording of Massenet’s songs with the label ATMA Classique, alongside artists such as Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Hugo Laporte received awards in several competitions, including the "Teatro alla Scala" prize at the Belvedere Competition in Austria, the Grand prize of OSM Competition, 1st prize at the Canadian Music Competition, 3rd prize at Prix d’Europe and 3rd prize - mélodie - at Marmande competition. He received several grants and engagements from the International opera program "Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques", including the Young Canadian Opera Hope award. Hugo Laporte holds a master’s degree with honours in Music (Vocal studies) at Université Laval, Québec. He studied with soprano Patricia Fournier and also trained with several renowned teachers such as Antonio Carangelo, Benita Valente, Jean-François Lapointe and Ghinka Radilova. He wants to sincerely thank La Relève Musicale de Québec for their support during his studies, and "Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques" international opera program for supporting his career.


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