BIOGRAPHY

Léopold Gilloots-Laforge has been awarded several international competitions : International Competition Young Talents in Normandie (Winner of the "Excellence" category, 2019) ; International Competition in Marmande (Prize Jeune espoir, 2018) ; International Competition in Bordeaux (Prize Jeune espoir, 2018) ; International Competition in Arles (2nd Prize Man and the Prize from Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique, 2017) ; International Competition in Avignon (Prize from Banque Chaix, 2016).

 

The season 2018-2019 is the making of his debuts at Opéra national de Montpellier, with a WA. Mozart recital, conducted by Victor Jakob, and at Opéra de Massy, for a creation « Masculin/Féminin » by the director Frédérique Lombart, conducted by Franck Chastrusse-Colombier.

 

Léopold has worked with famous artists, as the directors François de Carpentries, Karine Van Hercke, Catherine Dune and Didier Girauldon; the harpsichordist Stéphane Béchy ; the fortepianist Laure Colladant ; the choir masters and conductors Joël Suhubiette, Benoit Haller, François Bazola and Alexis Duffaure.

 

On stage, Léopold sings the roles of The Sorceress of Dido & Aeneas d'Henry Purcell (2019), Le fils aîné in Fêtes et Cendres of François de Carpentries and of Karine van Hercke (2018), Tamerlano of GF. Handel (2017); Licida in l'Olimpiade of Antonio Vivaldi (2017); Holoferne in Juditha Triumphans of Antonio Vivaldi (2015).

 

He sings in several recitals and productions where he performs arias from various roles of baroque and classic repertoire (Haendel, Vivaldi, Mozart...) to the contemporary period (L. Petitgirard, B. Ducol). Very concerned to defend the contemporary repertoire, he takes part of the creation of Torquemada of Michel Sidoroff, composed by Caroline Marçot and broadcasted in August 2018 on France Culture.

 

In September 2019, he creates a recital French Contemporary Tour with the pianist Juliette Journaux to promote music from contemporary composers working in France (P. Hersant, G. Sacre, N. Bacri, V. Bouchot et L. Petitgirard). Léopold is been working from 2015 with the soprano Sophie Hervé.

 

He has been for two years in the adults choir of Notre-Dame de Paris, conducted by Lionel Sow. He takes part of masterclasses of Margreet Hönig, Anne le Bozec, Semjon Skigin. During this training, he has the opportunity to sing under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Roger Norrington and Patrick Fournillier.

 

In June 2019, Leopold sings at Opéra de Massy in a new production Mozart ça vous chante created and directed by Frédérique Lombart and conducted by Franck ChastrusseColombier.

From October 2019, he will sing at Opéra de Tours (The Sorceress) in Dido & Aeneas of Henry Purcell in a new production conducted by François Bazola and directed by Didier Girauldon. In November 2019, he will have the opportunity to sing various arias from Bach at Montréal and Strasbourg with « la Chapelle Rhénane », conducted by Benoit Haller.