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John Tessier

About this Artist

On the international stages of opera, concert, and recital, tenor JOHN TESSIER has gained attention and praise for his refined style and artistic versatility. He regularly works with the most notable conductors today, including Martin Haselböck, Bernard Labadie, Nicholas McGegan, John Nelson, and Robert Spano, among others.

During the 2004/2005 season Tessier’s operatic roles include Gerald in Lakmé for the operas of Calgary and Edmonton and Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Vancouver and Glimmerglass Opera. His concert schedule includes performances of The Creation with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; Messiah with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Mozart Requiem with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and performances and a recording of Carmina Burana with Pro Coro Canada.

Operatic highlights of past seasons have included Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Vancouver Opera and Opera Colorado, Camille in The Merry Widow with L’Opéra de Montréal, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Damon in Acis and Galatea at New York City Opera, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Toronto’s Opera Atelier, and the Edmonton Opera, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Il Barbiere di Siviglia with L’Opéra de Québec, and Laurie in Minnesota Opera’s presentation of Little Women.

Tessier has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Handel & Haydn Society, San Francisco Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.