Victor SICARD - Baryton
French Baritone Victor Sicard, was born in La Rochelle. He studied Musicology at Tours University (France) before training at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the National Opera Studio. Victor’s studies at the NOS were financed by the Royal Opera House. Victor was also a member of Le Jardin des Voix 2013, the young artists’ academy of Les Arts Florissants, under the direction of William Christie.
During his studies at Guildhall School of Music, Victor performed Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gasparo in Donizetti’s Rita, and Herr Fluth in Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Other operatic roles include Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte at the Ryedale Festival, Escamillo Carmen in Narbonne (France) Aeneas Dido and Aeneas at the Festival de Thiré (France) with William Christie, and Dr Falke Die Fledermaus for Linz Opera.
Already in demand on the concert platform, Victor sang Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutsche Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in A flat Major, Lallement’s La Missa Gallica, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, and Bach’s St John Passion, St Matthew Passion and Magnificat in D. He has also performed Cantatas by Montéclair and Campra at Opéra Comique with William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, and St John Passion with Ensemble Aedes under Mathieu Romano.
A keen recitalist, Victor performs regularly throughout Europe and further afield, in venues including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, France Musique (Paris), and Salle Bourgie (Montréal). Further engagements include appearances at Chipping Campden Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Le Petit Palais (Paris), Auditori of Castellar del Valles (Spain), Theatre Municipal, Palafugell (Spain), and the Isle of Wight Music Society.
Recent highlights include Charpentier’s Caecilia Virgo et Martyr, a solo recital at the Festival de Thiré in France, concerts for the Oxford Lieder Festival with pianists Graham Johnson (programme of songs by Gabriel Fauré) and Anna Cardona, a series of concerts Louis XIV; Le Roi Soleil with Les Arts Florissants in France and Brussels, Ormonte in Handel’s Partenope with Il Pomo D’Oro (Paris, Amsterdam, Pamplona, Essen and Madrid), Coronation Mass with Ensemble OTrente, and Levite in Handel’s Solomon in Hanover.
Future plans for Victor include a programme of Offenbach with Les Brigands, Philinte in Les Amants Magnifiques with Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet, a Mozart concert with Accentus and Laurence Equilbey, Haydn’s Il Terremoto with Vincent Dumestre and Le Poème Harmonique in Cracovie, and a programme of Gretry and Rameau with Opera Lafayette in New York and Washington D.C.
© Olivier Allard