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Virgile Ancely

Virgile Ancely

Virgile Ancely began his singing career at the conservatory of Roubaix, France. He continued his training at the CRR of Paris, where he studied in the department of Young Singers, created by Laurence Equilbey; in which he obtained in 2008 his diploma (conferred by the unanimity of the jury). While at the CRR, Virgile studied the parts of Papageno, Leporello, Seneca and Falstaff (The merry wives of Windsor).

Prize winner in 2009 of the international singing competition of Clermont-Ferrand,Virgile continues to collaborate regularly as a soloist with famous baroque ensembles, such as Les Arts florissants, le Poême harmonique, les Paladins, Sagittarius or Pygmalion. On stage, he has a large repertory, including the roles of Leporello (Don Giovanni), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Frosch (Die Fledermaus), Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Urbain (La vie parisienne), l'Ogre (Aubert's La forêt bleue), Pooh-bah (Mikado)...

Virgile also participated in the creation of operas composed by Arthur Lavandier, Yves Prin, Aurélien Dumont...

As a specialist of baroque music, he performed the roles of Plutone at the Festival of Périgord Noir (Monteverdi’s Il ballo dell'ingrate) and of Jesus (La passion selon St Matthieu of Schütz) at the Folles journées de Nantes, with Michel Laplénie, and Littore / Famiglieri di Seneca with Jérôme Corréas (Le couronnement de Poppée) in 2010 and 2011. With Les Arts florissants, he sang in 2012 in John Blow’s Venus & Adonis throughout Europe (Conductor: Jonathan Cohen). He returns in 2013 with Les Paladins in Monteverdi's ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, touring in many french theatres (Time, Nettuno, Antinoo).