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Vincent Casagrande

Baritone

While studying the piano and the violin, Vincent Casagrande discovered his voice at the age of eight by singing as a child in la Maîtrise in the Conservatoire Populaire of Geneva, his hometown.

Vincent continued his training with Janet Williams in Berlin and then graduated from the University of Music in the class of Jörg Dürmüller in Lausanne.

During his studies in Switzerland, he perfected his technic and art with Martin Katz, Ton Koopman and Jean-François Lapointe.

 

He is now achieving a master degree at the University of Music in Vienna in the class of Peter Edelmann and Florian Boesch.

 

On stage he plays among others Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte by Mozart, Ben in The Telephone by Menotti or the Jailer and the Commissioner in Les Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc.

 

He frequently performs at the Nouvel Opéra de Fribourg (NOF) in Switzerland where he plays Lane and Merriman in The importance of Being Earnest from Gerald Barry, Korolev in Laïka, the space dog from Russel Hepplwhite, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia from Rossini and Pelléas in Pelléas et Méisande from Debussy.

He made his Debut in Paris, in France at the Opera Comique as Korolev in Laïka the space dog and then as Pelléas in Théâtre de l'Athénée.

In 2021 Vincent made his debut in Vienna in Schlosstheater Schönbrunn as soloist for Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme from Lully under the direction of Johannes Weiss and with the Collegium Musicum baroque orchestra.

Vincent sings also Lied and Oratorio Repertoire. He sung recently recitals in different festivals in Montreux and Geneva with the pianists Eric Cerantola and Caroline Delcampe.

In November 2021, he sung the famous Bach Cantata Ich habe genug and other pieces from Bach in Geneva with L'ensemble baroque du Léman.

Vincent will be soon on stage again for a Liederabend in Vienna at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn with the Webern Kammerphilarmonie under the baton of Erwin Ortner.

 

He sings under the baton of many renowned chefs such as Jean-Yves Ossonce, Sebastiano Rolli, Frédérique Chauvet, Gilles Colliard or Joshua Weilerstein.

 

In 2019, he won the Friedl Wald Foundation and in 2020 he is pricewinner of the Leenaards Foundation.