João Fernandes

Pallante in Agrippina

Biography

www.joselemos.com

Education
London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Debut
Giove/La Calisto (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Claudio/Agrippina (New York City Opera); Tiferne/Eliogabalo (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Innsbruck Festival)

Career
Regular guest at the Opera Atelier in Toronto

Highlights
Bellone/Les Indes Galantes (Opéra de Paris); Orcan/Les Paladins (Théâtre du Châtelet, Athens and Tokyo); Huascar/Les Indes Galantes (Opernhaus Zurich); Seneca/L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Opéra de Lyon); Corésus & Le Ministre de Pan/Callirhoé (Destouches) (Opéra de Montpellier); Don Lazaro/La Clementina (Teatro Español Madrid)

Recordings
DVD of Les Indes Galantes at the Palais Garnier & Moulinié Motets in Versailles, with William Christie & Les Arts Florissants

Worked with
Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, Christina Pluhar & L’Arpeggiata, Ottavio Dantone & Accademia Bizantina, Andrea Marcón & the Venice Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs & Concerto Vocale

Recent and future productions
Hidraot/Armide  (Opera Atelier Toronto, Palais de Versailles, Glimmerglass Festival); Polifemo/Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (on tour, at the Halle Festival, with Concerto Copenhagen); Pallante/Agrippina (Vlaamse Opera, Ópera de Oviedo);King Arthurwith Le Concert Spirituel (Massy, Madrid, Metz); Satyr & Momus/Platée (Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris)

Recently engaged in

  • Ruthless and lusting for power, Agrippina is determined to put her son Nero on the throne, at the expense of the reigning Emperor Claudius....