Born in Guadeloupe, Yannis François is a French-Swiss bass-baritone and dancer. He began his artistic career as a member of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and later graduated from the Haute-École de Musique de Lausanne with a Master’s degree in singing. His staged roles include Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso, Eight songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies, El Cimarrón by Henze and recently Le Matelot in Alcione by Marin Marais in Opéra Comique de Paris with Jordi Savall. He has an affinity for projects that mix all kinds of artforms and mediums and is always looking to push his performance limits using his diverse skills. Yannis is equally passionate about discovering and researching manuscripts and forgotten music of various periods and bringing them back to life; he has created recital programmes for solo albums by artists such as Jakub Józef Orliński and Julie Fuchs.
25, 26 March 2019
Klara Festival, La Monnaie/De Munt