«…baritone Marc-Antoine d'Aragon sang with the sophistication of a performing artist. With a light but rich voice… by virtue of some most expressive singing. »
staff writer, Waitsfield, Vermont, June 2007.
Canadian baritone Marc-Antoine d’Aragon has an international career that lead him to sing in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Poland, Russia, the Middle-East and North America, singing with Verona Opera, Quebec Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa as well as Seattle Opera’s YAP, among other companies. He is recognized for is performances of the roles of Schaunard, Papageno, Mercutio, Eisenstein, Dancairo, Silvio, Belcore, Gianni Schicchi, Maximillian and Gardefeu. D’Aragon’s recital and concert repertoire includes: Dichterliebe, Les nuits d’été, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Carmina Burana, Messiah, Ein deutsches Requiem, and Fauré, Duruflé and Dvorak’s requiems.
Marc-Antoine d’Aragon was finalist of the Czech & Slovak competition in 2013, winner of the Poulenc Prize at the 2009 & 2012 Jeunes ambassadeurs lyriques du Canada and of the audience prize at the 2012 Classical Idol Competition, has distinguished himself in several competitions : Verona and Marmande competitions in 2009, Liederkranz, MET National Council Auditions, Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, Opera Lyra Ottawa and Spazio Musica competitions in 2008 and Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques du Canada in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Sponsored artist by the Josef Traxel Foundation in 2011, D’Aragon is also a graduate of HEC Montreal, Musitechnic, Université de Montréal and McGill University and was a 2007-2008 member of Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Studio Artist Program.
D’Aragon is the founder & CEO of Tourneson recording studio and of Art Compass hosting it’s main trademark, Opera Opportunity and its web portal www.operaop.com. Pursuing a PhD in voice performance at Université de Montréal, he is a frequent guest teacher, host for corporate and musical events, was artistic and marketing director of opera and has published the recipe book « Des crêpes à l’opéra ».