Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

Biography

French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is one of the leading singers on the early music scene and one of the most successful performers of the high tenor (in French haute-contre) roles in French Baroque opera. He began studying music at the age of ten and initially chose the saxophone as his main area of concentration. He became a professional saxophonist, teaching on the university level and actively performing. Then, after a brief period as a Read more conductor, he had a fortuitous meeting with the soprano Cathy Berberian, who urged him to devote himself to singing full time. Around the same time, he met conductor William Christie, who in the mid-'80s was just beginning to attract attention by reviving French Baroque operas. Fouchécourt has collaborated with Christie and his ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, in numerous performances and recordings. Fouchécourt has also worked with other early music specialists, including Martin Gester, Herve Niquet, Philippe Herreweghe, Rene Jacobs, Nicholas McGegan, Christophe Rousset, and Marc Minkowski. Under the baton of Minkowski, Fouchécourt sang the role of Hippolyte in a recording of Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie (nominated for Gramophone's Best Early Opera Award). He has appeared in major international opera houses and concert halls, including the Opéra de Paris, the Théâtre du Chatelet, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre de Lausanne, the Opera de Lyon, Amsterdam Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman and he recorded Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias with Seiji Ozawa. He received international attention for his interpretation of the title role in Rameau's Platée ou Junon jalouse in a joint production of the Edinburgh Festival and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Other projects include a disc of French romances from the nineteenth century. Fouchécourt also formed the Novalis Vocal Quartet with his colleagues from the Paris Baroque scene Bernard Deletré, Veronique Gens, and Brigitte Vinson, and taught at the Paris Conservatory from 1994 to 1997. Read less
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  • 26.
    Brossard: Grands Motets / Coin, Accentus, Et Al
    Label: Laborie   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 09/26/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sébastien De Brossard
    Performer:  Delphine Collot,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Jérôme Corréas,  Gilles Ragon  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Coin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Limoges Baroque Ensemble
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  • 27.
    Lully: Acis Et Galatée / Minkowski, Fouchécourt, Gens, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453497 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Véronique Gens,  Laurent Naouri,  Howard Crook  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
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  • 28.
    Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea / Otter, Delunsch, Minkowski
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 204 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Sylvie Brunet,  Charlotte Hellekant,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
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  • 29.
    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 4
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67336 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Jennifer Smith,  Geraldine McGreevy,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  ... 
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    Monteverdi: Il Combattimento Di Tancredi, Etc / Christie
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 1951426 Release Date: 09/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Adrian Brand,  Françoise Semellaz,  Nicolas Rivenq,  Mark Padmore  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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  • 31.
    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 3
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67335 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Jennifer Smith,  Stephen Varcoe,  Christopher Maltman  ... 
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    Hyperion French Song Edition - Faure: Complete Songs Vol 2
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67334 Release Date: 05/10/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Graham Johnson,  Stella Doufexis,  Geraldine McGreevy
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  • 33.
    Gluck: Orphée Et Euridice / Fouchécourt, Dubosc, Le Blanc
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8660185-86 Release Date: 03/22/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Catherine Dubosc,  Suzie LeBlanc,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
    Conductor:  Ryan Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Lafayette Orchestra,  Opera Lafayette Chorus
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    Lully: Atys (Extraits) / Christie, Les Arts Florissants
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 1951249 Release Date: 09/09/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer:  Guillemette Laurens,  Jean-Francois Gardeil,  Guy de Mey,  Bernard Delétré  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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  • 35.
    Selection - Lully: Atys (Highlights) / Christie, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2981249 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer:  Guillemette Laurens,  Jean-Francois Gardeil,  Guy de Mey,  Bernard Delétré  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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  • 36.
    Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner: Faust / Sado, Caton, Et Al
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 80234 Release Date: 10/31/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Frédéric Caton,  Angelika Kirchschlager
    Conductor:  Yutaka Sado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  ORTF Chorus
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    Gilles: Requiem, Motet Beatus Quem Elegisti / Niquet
    Label: Accord   Catalog: 465924 Release Date: 10/03/2000  
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Jean-Louis Paya,  Hervé Lamy,  Peter Harvey,  Véronique Gens  ... 
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 38.
    Massenet: Werther / Pappano, Alagna, Gheorghiu
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56820 Release Date: 10/19/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Patricia Petibon,  Jean-Phillipe Courtis,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Tiffin Children's Choir
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  • 39.
    Musique À Versailles - Rameau: Pigmalion, Etc /Niquet, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 61539 Release Date: 05/04/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Sandrine Piau,  Greta de Reyghère,  Nicole Fournié
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 40.
    Musique À Versailles - Rameau: Grands Motets / Niquet, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 561526 Release Date: 04/06/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer:  Stephen Imboden,  Isabelle Desrochers,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Hervé Lamy  ... 
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 41.
    Offenbach: Orphée Aux Enfers / Minkowski, Dessay, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 56725 Release Date: 02/09/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Yann Beuron,  Laurent Naouri,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Ewa Podles  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Grenoble Chamber Orchestra
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  • 42.
    Boulanger: Les Mélodies / Fouchécourt, De Beaufort, Jacquon
    Label: Timpani   Catalog: 1128 Release Date: 01/25/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lili Boulanger
    Performer:  Alain Jacquon,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Sonia de Beaufort
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  • 43.
    Berlioz: Roméo Et Juliette / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Etc
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454454 Release Date: 04/14/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Gilles Cachemaille,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Catherine Robbin
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
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    Mondonville: Les Fetes De Paphos / Christophe Rousset
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 455084 Release Date: 03/31/1997   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
    Performer:  Véronique Gens,  Agnès Mellon,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Olivier Lallouette  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques,  Accentus
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  • 45.
    Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie / Minkowski, Fouchécourt, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 445853 Release Date: 09/19/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Jacques Des Longchamps,  Jérôme Varnier,  Russel Smythe  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sagittarius Vocal Ensemble,  Les Musiciens du Louvre
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  • 46.
    Lully: Phaëton / Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 91737 Release Date: 06/07/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Performer:  Véronique Gens,  Gérard Theruel,  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Paul Crook  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Sagittarius Vocal Ensemble
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  • 47.
    Glenn Gould - The Composer
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 47184 Release Date: 10/06/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Glenn Gould
    Performer:  Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,  Marie-Therese Keller,  Claron McFadden,  Bruno Monsaingeon  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicolas Rivenq
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