The lyrico-spinto tenor Emmanuel Hasler is a very complete artist. His curiosity leads him on a large repertoire from early music to romantic opera, art song (especially Duparc’s and Poulenc’s melodies) and contemporary works.
He started as a baryton in Brive’s conservatory in Annette Petit’s studio.
He was later admitted in the young singers program of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV, directed by Olivier Schneebeli) and obtained a voice degree.
Thanks to this institution he did his first steps as a soloist in the NCPA of Beijing, the Royal Chapel of the palace of Versailles and Massy Opera house.
He discovered his tenor voice with Stephanie Revidat in 2013 in Orsay’s conservatory. Later he continued exploring his voice with Didier Henry.
In 2016 he was admitted in the Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in Marcel Boon’s studio. After his first year, he left Paris in order to study in Montreal University (UdeM) with the Canadian tenor Richard Margison. In 2019 he obtained a Master degree and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in voice performance.
During workshops and masterclasses he received the teaching of many brilliant artists like François Le Roux, Christine Schweitzer, Alain Buet, Marteen Koenigsberger, Michel Wolkowitzky, François-Nicolas Geslot, Guy Flechter, Malcolm Walker, Elène Golgevit, Anne Constantin, Paul Trieples, Vincent Vittoz, François Racine, Diana Soviero, Minion Dunn, Joann Dorneman, David Jones.
Furthermore he participated in the Canadian Vocal Art Institute and will again attend this program in 2021 and sing Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff.
He is supported by many scholarships from the University, like the Anne-Marie Trahan, George-Cédric Ferguson and Azrieli Fondation’s scholarships.
He did a lot of recitals in France and Canada with a special interest for Poulenc and Duparc. He also collaborated with several European ensembles such as le Concert Spirituel, la Chapelle des Flandres, la Cappella Genevensis, l’Ensemble Chronochromie, le Palais Royal, la Tempête.
He recently sung in St John Passion by Bach in Montréal’s Bach Festival conducted by Julian Prégardien, Haendel’s Messiah during a Québec tour with l’Harmonie des Saisons conducted by Eric Milnes or Rachmaninov’s All night vigiles with the choir of St Andrew & St Paul conducted by Jean-Sébastien Vallée.
While studying in Paris, he sang the title-role of Albert Herring by Britten, Gonzalve (L’heure espagnole, Ravel), Le premier officier (Dialogue des Carmélites, Poulenc). He also performed as Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell) in Genève, Paris and Versailles, and Tircis (Les fêtes de l’Amour et de Bacchus, Lully) at the Théâtre du Ranelagh in Paris. With the Atelier d’opéra of Montréal University, he sang Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten) Orphée (Orphée aux enfers Offenbach), Mopsa (Fairy Queen, Purcell), Adario (Les Indes galantes Rameau), Gardefeu (La vie Parisienne, Offenbach).
His future projects include Brahms’s Liebeslieders & Neue liebeslieder and the role of Martigny (Miguela, Dubois) at the Festival Classica, the album Distance Vespers with the choir of St Andrew & St Paul cond. J.S. Vallée (ATMA, released in 2021) and the title-role of Idomeneo by Mozart with UdeM .
Emmanuel Hasler is also an experienced chorus master. He collaborated with many festivals such as the Festival international de musique sacrée (Sylvanès, France), the Festival Jean de la Fontaine or Festival 1001 notes. He also was Jean-Philippe Sarcos’s assistant.
Photo credit: André Chevrier