BENOIT PITRE
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Benoit Pitre is distinguished by his charisma, his rich and warm timbre as well as his acting skills.

On the opera side, in 2020 he performed Kezal again in Die verkaufte Braut in Berlin. In 2019 he was Frank in Die Fledermaus at the Opernsommer Chorin. In 2018 several debuts including the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos with the Landesjugendorchester Nordrhein-Westfallen, Kezal in Die verkaufte Braut at the Opernsommer Chorin, the German premiere of the contemporary opera Was bleibt in Nürnberg as the Bürgermeister, as well as the first contact with Wagner as Fasolt in Das Rheingold. He also performed lo zio Bonzo again in Madame Butterfly with Opera Classica Europa. In 2017 he created the role of Grauer in the contemporary opera Schattenlos in Berlin, interpreted Leporello again as well as his first Bonzo in Madama Butterfly then Melisso in Alcina by Händel.

In 2015 in Berlin he made his debut as Don Giovanni in a German version, and sang Siméon in a staged version of Debussy's L'enfant prodigue. Then came another creation, the "Tanztheater" piece Pizzeria Anarchia with the famous Italian contemporary dance troupe Balletto Civile at the Teatro della Tosse in Genoa, at the Musiktheatertage Wien as well as at the Neuköllner Oper in the double role of opera singer/ chief of the Viennese police. In 2014 he was heard as Johann in Werther and as Graf Almaviva in Figaros Hochzeit in German in Berlin, and he sang Raphael and Adam in a staged version of Haydn's Creation with the Lübecker Singakademie.

In 2013 he made his American debut as Lord Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and sang Don Pizarro and Don Fernando in a Fidelio directed by Stefan Neugebauer in Berlin.

He had his first experiences on stage with Leporello in Don Giovanni, Zuniga in Carmen and Crespel and Luther in Hoffmans Erzählungen at the Komische Kammeroper München as well as Zuniga at the UQAM opera studio and The Keeper in The Rakes Progress at Opera McGill, before playing Peter Quince in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Tangelwood Festival in 2004.

Benoit Pitre was „fellow“ of the Junger Musiker Stiftung Bayreuth as well as of the renowned Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts/USA.


Born in Montreal, Benoit Pitre had his first contact with singing in a children's choir at church. He continued his musical studies at the State University of New York and then at McGill where he obtained the B.Mus in interpretation in 2004.

On the musical side, in 2021 he played the 3rd priest in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Brandenburger Theater in a staging by Chris Murray, he had his debut as Kaiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar in Lucerne in spring 2019, created the role director of the Aviator in 2016 in Der kleine Prinz a new German production based on Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince which was on tour for 3 months in German-speaking Europe, and took part in the European tours of Das Phantom der Oper in the role of Persia in 2018-2019, 2016-2017 and 2012-2013.

Benoit Pitre also lends his voice in the world of post-synchronization.

 

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