Julien Fanthou

Julien Fanthou never stands still. It is after finishing a Master's degree in Fine Arts that he first became aware of his voice. He started his training in Montpellier's CNR music academy, before taking courses with Jacqueline Bonnardot in the Schola Cantorum.

He has a Master's degree in « Recital Arts » and was awarded in several International competitions. He keeps on perfecting his training today with Cécile de Boever.

He starred in Jean-Michel Fournereau's directing of Gianni Schicchi at the Opéra Bastille, as Marco. He worked with the Compagnie Opéra des Champs in Switzerland, where he performed as Don Giovanni.

He also worked with the Monts du Reuil with whom he portrayed the Doctor Sangrado de Laruette or the Soldat Magicien de Philidor. Critics noticed him for his performance as Dandini in Cenerentola at the Théâtre Adyar.

He has been collaborating with the Opéra Eclaté company for several years, where he was able to enrich his range with several roles such as Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Saint Ceré Festival, directed by Dominique Trottein. Under the direction of Michel Fau, he portrayed Marullo in Rigoletto. He has played a large variety of roles: The Sprecher in La Flûte Enchantée (directed by Joël Suhubiette); Ajax II in La Belle Hélène; Ramirez in La Belle de Cadix; Malatesta in Don Pasquale; Taddeo in L'Italienne à Alger... Finally he starred as Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto de Cimarosa during the “Voix Mêlées” festival, under the direction de Nathalie Spinosi. He will be Raoul Barbe Bleue in the Monts du Reuil's next production. His repertoire also includes German Lied and Oratorio that he sings in recitals, in France and abroad alike (Germany, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Luxembourg).

Julien is a contemporary art aficionado and got involved in the making of several pieces as well as their performance : along with the rest of the Monts du Reuil in Reims's Opera house, he was Colas in Emmanuel Clerc's Les Deux Chasseurs et la laitière. He created Thomas Malet's Entends Ma Voix (“Hear my voice”), a melodrama for piano & voice, for the French Union of Singing Teachers and Professors. William Bersey also invited him to sing John Rutter's Mass of the Children in Canterbury. He participated in the choreographic creation of Aurélien Richard's Revue Macabre for the Dansfabrik Festival in Brest and Pantin's CND (National Centre for Dance), which will go on a national tour next year.

He also regularly performs as the Goujon Folichon, a disreputable creature with a thrilling repertoire of French Realist songs, under Caroline Loeb's benevolent eye. He is currently part of Madame Arthur's resident artists. Madame Arthur is one of Paris nightlife's historical cabarets, currently knowing an exciting revival.