Ivan Thirion - Baritone

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Belgian baritone Ivan Thirion trained in Brussels and Geneva, and made his operatic debut at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie as Papageno Die Zauberflöte in 2008.

His early career saw him perform across France in Marseille, Avignon, Toulon, Nancy, Bordeaux, Limoges and at the Opéra National de Montpellier, where he sang the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Between 2014 and 2016, he was a member of the Opernhaus Zurich International Opera Studio, where he performed a wide variety of roles including Bello La Fanciulla del West, Steuermann Tristan und Isolde, Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos, Ping Turandot (alongside Nina Stemme) and Rodomonte in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino.

His other roles include Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello La Bohème, Tomaso Un Ballo in Maschera, Comte de Toulouse in Verdi’s Jerusalem and Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro, all at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Mathias and the Innkeeper in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel for his debut at the Opéra de Lyon (also in China and at the Salzburg Festival), and Oronte in Charpentier’s Médée for Zurich Opera, conducted by William Christie.

In competition, Ivan represented Belgium at the final rounds of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2017.

His most recent engagements include Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte for Bergen Opera, Joseph Der Schmied von Gent for Vlaanderen Opera, Dancaïre Carmen at the Opéra National de Montpellier, Ping Turandot at the Aalto Musiktheater, Essen, and both  Dancaïre and Morales Carmen, The Officer in Glass’s In the Penal Colony and Grimbal and Comus King Arthur at the Grand Théâtre in Genève.

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