B i o g r a p h y
Marc Scoffoni graduated from the National Conservatory in Paris and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He was awarded by the ADAMI as the 2005 up-and-coming lyric artist. He took part in the Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Between 2011 and 2013, he was a member of the « Young Ensemble » at the Grand-Théâtre in Geneva.
On stage, he sang such roles as Papageno from Die Zauberflöte, Masetto and Don Giovanni, Nardo from La Finta Giardiniera, Figaro from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Raimbaud from Le Comte Ory, Malatesta from Don Pasquale, Dandini from La Cenerentola, Gasparo from Rita by Donizetti, Germont from La Traviata, Fléville and Fouquier-Tinville from Andrea Chénier, Michonnet from Adriana Lecouvreur, Alfio from Cavalleria Rusticana, Sharpless from Madama Butterfly, Rambaldo from La Rondine.
In the French repertoire, he performed as Escamillo from Carmen, Frédéric from Lakmé, Valentin from Faust by Gounod, Schlémil and Hermann from Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Brétigny from Manon, le Chevalier Des Grieux from Le Portrait de Manon, Mercutio from Roméo et Juliette, l’Officier from Dialogues des Carmélites, the Clock and the Cat from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Jahel from Le Roi d’Ys, Clavaroche from Fortunio, Sganarelle from Le Médecin Malgré Lui, Pausanias from Une Education Manquée, Roger from Ciboulette, Robert from La Fille du Tambour Major, Jupiter from Orphée aux Enfers, Gaspard from Das Land des Lächelns (French version), Le Vice-Roi from La Périchole.
Also interested in the music from the 20th century, he sang the role of Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, Salvatore from The Saint of Bleecker Street by Menotti, l’Homme au Casque and le Marchand de Souvenirs from Juliette ou la clé des songes by Martinu, Octave from Les Caprices de Marianne by Henri Sauguet in a touring production in France, Tistou les pouces verts by Henri Sauguet and took part in the world premiere of Fénelon’s opera Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
In the past recent seasons, he sang Guglielmo from Cosí fan tutte (Tours, Saint-Etienne), Papageno from Die Zauberflöte (Avignon and in an adaptation in Angers and Nantes), Douphol from La Traviata (Toulouse, Bordeaux) then Grenvil in the same piece (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Bremen), Roucher from Andrea Chénier (Tours), Brétigny from Manon (Zürich), The Gamekeeper from Rusalka (Limoges), Johan from Die Opernprobe by Lortzing (Nantes), Figaro in an abridged version of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Nantes) and Alessio from La Sonnambula (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris).
In the concert field, he regularly sings in the series "Ça va mieux en le chantant" in the operas in Angers, Nantes and Rennes. He was heard with the Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Capitole in Toulouse, Saint-Etienne, Marseille, the UNESCO Orchestra... in a repertoire such as the Fauré Requiem, Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, the Carmina Burana, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, The Silence of the Sea by Tomasi...
During season 2021-2022, he sings Gaveston from La Dame Blanche in a touring production in France with La Co(o)pérative, Le Bailli from Werther in Bordeaux, then Albert in the same piece in Marseille, Sharplessfrom Madama Butterfly in Angers, Nantes and Rennes, on which stages he regularly comes back as an artist in residence for many concerts and recitals. Concert-wise he sings a selection of Scottish, Irish and Welsh songs by Beethoven with orchestra in Lorient, he takes part in La Vierge by Massenet in Saint-Etienne and takes over the lyric gala "Survivre aux grands airs" in Limoges.