Jean-Gabriel Saint Martin


Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin discovers singing at the Paris Opera Boy's Choir under the direction of Francis Bardot.

He follows the private singing class of Nicole Fallien, and after obtaining a Master degree in Private Law from the University of Paris II, he joined the CNSM of Paris in Pierre Mervant's singing class in 2005. He also made a postgraduate in early music with Michèle Ledroit in CRR of Strasbourg, France.

As a member of the Opera Studio in Opera National du Rhin (Strasbourg) from 2009 to 2011, he appears in many productions, such as Richard III (Battistelli), Aladin et la lampe merveilleuse (Rota), Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Il Matrominio Segreto (Cimarosa), Ali Baba ou les Quarante Voleurs (Cherubini), Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Hamlet (Thomas) ou Carmina Burana (Orff).

In 2012, he was part of the New Opera Studio in Opera National de Lyon (France) for a production of L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel).

He is awarded "Classical Revelation - Lyric Artist" in 2011 by the ADAMI Artistic Association.

He has performed in France and abroad as a soloist associated with renowned ensembles such as Le Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), Opera Fuoco (David Stern), or Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet).

He has been a regular guest of the International Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (France) since 2012 for the productions of L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel), Les Boréades (Rameau), Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Tosca (Puccini), as well as the Festival de Radio-France in Montpellier (France) for Fantasio et Bataclan (Offenbach), Siberia (Giordano), Kassya (Delibes). He also sung the title-role of the Nozze di Figaro by Mozart at the Festival de Saint-Céré (France) in 2017.

He has performed in many opera houses in France, such as Opéra de Marseille (Candide - Bernstein), Opéra de Lille (Dardanus - Rameau, Trois Contes - G. Pesson), Opéra de Rennes (Carmen - Bizet), Opéra de Dijon (Dardanus - Rameau, La Traviata - Verdi, Agrippina - Handel), Opéra de Saint-Etienne (Aladin et la Lampe Merveilleuse - N. Rota), Opéra de Massy and Opéra de Clermont-Ferrand in the title-tole of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Opéra de Tours (Die sieben Todessunden - K. Weill) and many times at Opéra National du Rhin (Der Ferne Klang - F. Schreker, Die Zauberflöte - Mozart, From the House of the Dead - Janacek, La Vie Parisienne - Offenbach, La Traviata - Verdi, Schneewittchen - Marius-Felix Lange, Salomé - R. Strauss, Werther - Massenet).

He made his debut in 2013 at the Opéra National de Paris in Handel's Giulio Cesare under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm, and participated in 2015 in the Massenet's Cid production at Palais Garnier, under the baton of Michel Plasson alongside Roberto Alagna.

In addition, he embodied the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni during the Opéra en Plein Air Tour in France in 2014.

He has the opportunity to collaborate with great directors such as Robert Carsen, Olivier Py, Laurent Pelly, Katie Mitchell, Christophe Honoré, Jean-François Sivadier, Jean-Yves Ruf, Vincent Boussard, Mariame Clément, Waut Koecken, or leading conductors: Marc Albrecht, Frédéric Chaslin, Marko Lentonja, Theodor Guschlbauer, Roland Boer, Ariane Matiakh, Daniele Rustioni, Constantin Trinks, Placido Domingo...

Recently, he took over the role of Lescaut in Massenet's Manon, as part of "Les Grandes Voix" concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, alongside Juan-Diego Florez and Nino Machaidze, and under the direction of Frédéric Chaslin. He also performed in Grétry's Richard Coeur de Lion at the Royal Opera of Versailles under the baton of Hervé Niquet, or even at the Opéra National de Lyon in Puccini's Tosca conducted by Daniele Rustioni.

March 2020