French Countertenor Christophe Dumaux took part in masterclasses with James Bowman as a teenager, and continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He made his spectacular professional debut as Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Festival de Radio France. The production was co-produced by the Innsbruck Festival and the Berlin Staatsoper, and was released on CD by Harmonia Mundi. Dumaux was just 22 years old at the time.
He is frequently invited to the world’s most prestigious opera houses and festivals including the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, the Vienna and Berlin Staatsoper, La Scala and the Proms. His performance in Giulio Cesare in 2012 marked his debut at the Salzburg festival.
Into 2019/2020 he makes his debut at La Scala in a New Production of Giulio Cesare and he joins les Arts Florissants for their 40th anniversary tour.
He recently appeared in Semele at the Zurich Opera House and sang Egeo in Teseo and the title role of a new production of Orlando at the Theater an der Wien. The 2018/2019 season also saw his return to the Salzburg Festival for a series of concerts.
His 2017/2018 season engagements include his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper and at the Hamburg Opera, his return to Glyndebourne Festival and also European concert tours with the Les Arts Florissants and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel.
He took on a Mozartian role for the first time in 2014, singing Farnace (Mitridate) at the Drottningholms festival. He has since performed the role to acclaim at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
As well as performing Tolomeo in cities including Vienna and Chicago, he now sings the title role of Giulio Cesare, debuting in Versailles.
Dumaux gives concerts all over the world and has worked with renowned orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra. He performs with world famous conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin and William Christie. He performs solo recitals, including at Carnegie Hall, and works with ensembles such as the Moscow Soloists and the Freiburger Barockorchester.