Jean-Paul Fouchécourt

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of the French baroque repertoire.

Engagements this season and beyond include Le Remendado Carmen at the Royal Opera House , L’heure espagnole with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, concerts the London Symphony Orchestra under Francois Xavier Roth and a return to the Royal Opera.

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Jean-Paul’s career has taken him to major opera houses and orchestras around the world. He has performed numerous roles with Les Arts Florissants under the baton of artistic director William Christie, Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski, Netherlands Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Antwerp Opera, Paris Opera, Aix en Provence Festival, Choregies d’Orange, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Lyon, Geneva Opera, Salzburg Festival, Berlin Philharmonic, Opera de Bordeaux, Saito Kinen Festival, Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and BBC Proms. Conductors with whom he has worked include James Levine, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Rene Jacobs, Charles Dutoit, Seiji Ozawa, Myung-Whun Chung, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon and Sir Simon Rattle.

Jean-Paul now dedicates part of his time to passing on his expertise to young singers and is now Artistic Director of the Studio de l’Opera de Lyon.



  • MAURICE RAVEL L'heure espagnole More info  

    Label: SWR Music

    Release Date: 09 Sep 16

    Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
    Stéphane Denève (conductor)

    MAURICE RAVEL Orchestral Works Vol. 4

    RAVEL ‘Shéhérazade’
    Stéphanie D’Oustrac (soprano)

    RAVEL ‘L’heure espagnole’ / ‘Die spanische Stunde’
    Concepción: Stéphanie D’Oustrac
    Torquemada: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
    Ramiro: Alexandre Duhamel
    Don Inigo Gomez: Paul Gay
    Gonzalve: Yann Beuron

  • RAVEL: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Ma mère l'Oye More info  

    Label: EMI Classics

    Release Date: 02 Mar 09

    Berliner Philharmoniker and Rundfunkchor
    Conductor: Simon Rattle

    With Magdalena Kozena, Annick Massis, Nathalie Stutzmann, Sophie Koch, José van Dam, François Le Roux and Mojca Erdmann