Olivier Dumait studied at the Centre de Musique Baroque, Versailles and at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He was named Emerging Artist of the Year (“Nachwuchskünstler”) by the magazine Opernwelt for his performance as Prologue in The Turn of the Screw at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Olivier’s most recent engagements have included L’Aumonier Les Dialogues des Carmelites for Opéra de Toulon and L’Interprete in Messager’s L’Amour Masqué in Avignon. His other opera engagement have included: Quint and Prologue The Turn of the Screw, Agenore Il Re Pastore, Antonin Ciboulette, Médor Roland, Schoolmaster The Cunning little Vixen, Gastone Traviata, Flavio Norma, Mercure Orpheus in the Underworld, Tybalt Romeo et Juliette, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, The Fairy Queen, Stravinsky’s Renard, Young Prisoner From the House of the Dead, Tanzmeister and Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, Jacquino Fidelio, Céladon Pastorale, Bois-Rosé Les Huguenots, Gérard Les Enfants terribles.
His recordings include Lully’s Roland with Les Talens Lyriques, and he can be seen on the DVDs of the Aix-en-Provence The Turn of the Screw (Harding/ Bondy) and the Boulez / Chérau From The House of the Dead. Broadcasts include Ubaldo in Judith Weir’s Armida for Channel 4 TV.
Olivier has performed under Pierre Boulez, Daniel Harding, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Kazushi Ono, Christophe Rousset, Esa Peka Salonen, Mark Minkowski in such prestgious venues as La Monnaie, Covent Garden, la Scala, Amsterdam Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Flanders Opera, Lausanne, Theater an der Wien, Ermitage Theatre St Petersbourg, Concertgebouw. In his home country of France he has sung many times at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, and the opera houses of Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lyon, Avignon, Montpellier, Tours and Limoges.
In concert, engagements have included Berlioz Roméo et Juliette, and L’Enfance du Christ, Britten Canticles and Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Fauré La Bonne Chanson, Jonathan Harvey’s Scene from an opera, Dichterliebe and Liederkreis, J.S.Bach Magnificat and B Minor Mass, Messiah, Haydn The Creation, Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse and Seven Last Words, Elijah, Mozart Coronation Mass, Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri.
Reviews of Olivier Dumait to follow.