BIOGRAPHY

Léopold Gilloots-Laforge has been awarded several international competitions : International Competition in Avignon (Prize from Avant-Scène Opéra in Neuchâtel, 2019 and Prize from Banque Chaix, 2016) ; 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). 
 
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, Catherine Simonpietri, Benoit Haller, François Bazola and Alexis Duffaure ; and composers Denis Levaillant and Bruno Ducol ; the harpsichordist Stéphane Béchy and fortepianist Laure Colladant.  
 
In 2019, Léopold makes his debuts in the role of The Sorceress of Dido & Aeneas by Purcell (2019) in Grand Théâtre de Tours conducted by François Bazola and in Opéra national de Montpellier, with a Mozart recital, conducted by Victor Jakob. He also sings several productions in Opéra de Massy : Masculin/Féminin ; Mozart, ça vous chante ? and Offenbach, le bus-opérette created by the director Frédérique Lombart, conducted by Franck Chastrusse-Colombier.  

 

He sings in several recitals and productions where he performs arias from various roles of baroque and classic repertoire (Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart...) to the contemporary period (Petitgirard, 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 2020, he will create a recital with the pianist Juliette Journaux, L’Envol de l’aube ou l’aube volée, to promote music from contemporary composers working in France (Adès, Hersant, Menut, Bacri and Petitgirard). 
 
In 2019, he had the opportunity to sing various arias from Bach at Montréal and Strasbourg with « la Chapelle Rhénane », conducted by Benoit Haller.

Léopold is been working from 2015 with the soprano Sophie Hervé.  

 

He has been for two years in the adult 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 2021, he will make his debuts at Philharmonie de Paris as soloist and narrator in a project for DEMOS on the music Peer Gynt by Edward Grieg conducted by Julien Leroy and Naomi Morit.