Marc Scoffoni's Profile
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Marc Scoffoni, baritone, began his vocal training at a young age as a soloist in the choir "The Little Singers of Aix en Provence". He sang with them for eight years and toured France, Germany, and the United States. He then commenced his linguistic studies at Aix en Provence University where he obtained a masters degree in English.
At the same time he pursued his vocal training with Jean Claude Sassone and then entered the Marseilles National Conservatoire to study with Claude Méloni. He was awarded the gold medal and subsequently performed in numerous concerts at national festivals. Marc went on to study with Glen Chamber at The Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and in 2002 won first prize at the international singing competition of Marmande, France. Alongside his studies in Paris, he performed a series of concerts with the famous pianist Noel Lee, in particular the role of Morales, Carmen, and Jupiter, Orpheus in the Underworld. He concluded his studies in France at The Paris Conservatoire in 2005 and was appointed lyric revelation of the year by the ADAMI.
That same year Marc took part in the European Academy at the Festival of Aix en Provence and, the following year performed Aeneas in the opera Dido and Aeneas at Aix.
He entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 and whilst there performed the roles of Marco, Gianni Schicchi, the Earl of Dunmow, The Dinner Engagement (Berkeley), and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart).
After leaving the GSMD Marc covered the role of Starek, Jenufa, at Opera Holland Park joined Glyndeboune Festival Chorus, sang Prince Yamadori, Madama Butterfly for Marseille Opera House, Jupiter, Orpheus in the Underworld for Limoges Opera House and performed a gala concert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
He has recently performed the role of Agamemnon, La belle Hélène for Diva Opera, and the roles of Herman and Schlemil, Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Akouna, Paris.
Forthcoming roles include Bogdanovich, Merry Widow for Opera de Limoges, De Bretigny, Manon for Opera de Nantes in 2009 and in 2010 Salvatore, Saint of Bleeker Street for Opera de Marseilles and Dancairo Carmen in Savonlinna, Finland.