Hugo Laporte


'' Sumptuous voice, elegance of phrasing, supreme musical intelligence ''

– Avant-Scène Opéra

'' the baritone's voice is meaty and gorgeous ''

– Le Soleil

'' ... always vocally impeccable ''

– Opera Canada





Acclaimed for his elegant singing, his velvety timbre and his outstanding stage presence, french- Canadian baritone Hugo Laporte regularly performs around Canada, Europe and Asia. He received awards in several competitions, including the "Teatro alla Scala" prize at Belvedere Competition, Grand Prize of OSM Competition and 1st prize at Canadian Music Competition. Awarded “Young canadian opera hope’’ prize in 2015, he was since offered several grants and engagements by the international opera program Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques.

Laporte rencently made his debut at Milan's Teatro alla Scala as Hermann / Schlemil (Les contes d'Hoffmann) alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Luca Pisaroni, under the baton of Frédéric Chaslin.

His notable roles include Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Marcello (La Bohème), Raimbaud (Le comte Ory) and Escamillo (Carmen). He performed in Opera houses in Canada such as Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Opéra du Royaume – and abroad – Teatro alla Scala, Tetro comunale di Bologna, Opéra de Massy and Teater Regensburg.

He also takes part in the complete recording of Massenet’s songs with the label ATMA, alongside artists such as Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jean-François Lapointe and Julie Boulianne.

In addition to these recent roles, Laporte also performed in 2020 the title role of The Phantom of the Opera – in French at Montreal’s Théâtre St-Denis and Grand Théâtre de Québec, and the Prosecutor (Another Brick in the Wall) at Toronto’s Meridian Hall. He will soon return to Opéra de Québec, Opéra de Montréal and other Canadian theatres in several main roles soon to be announced.

In 2018/19, he sang on Opéra de Québec’s stage where he offered an unequivocal “top-class” Albert (Werther). Also in 2018, he portrayed a “majestic” Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera – in French) in Montreal, and made two house debuts with his highly-praised Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) at Opéra de Montréal and Schaunard (La Bohème) with Opera de Massy, France.

In past seasons, he portrayed several roles, notably Figaro (Barber of Seville) and Escamillo (Carmen) at Société d'Art Lyrique de Royaume, Morales/Dancairo (Carmen) at Theater Regensburg and OSM and Riff (West Side Story – concert). He performed in the past with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, Moscow’s Helikon-Opera, Minsk National Opera Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, National Arts Center Orchestra and Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra; in venues such as Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Shanghai Daning Theater, Qingdao Grand Theater, Baotou Grand Theater; and festivals such as Festival de Lanaudière, OSM Classical spree, Montreal Bach Festival, Festival d’Opéra de Québec, and Festival Orford.

In addition to opera, he frequently performs in sacred works such as Fauré’s Requiem, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, J.S. Bach's St Matthew’s Passion, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile, and G. Finzi’s In Terra Pax.

Laporte holds a master’s degree with honors in Music (Vocal studies) at Université Laval, Québec. He studied with soprano Patricia Fournier, and also trained with several renowned teachers such as Ghinka Radilova, Antonio Carangelo, Benita Valente and Jean-François Lapointe. He wants to sincerely thank La Relève Musicale de Québec for their support during his studies, and "Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques" international opera program for supporting his career.


« Hugo Laporte nous a offert une de ses plus brillantes prestations en Malatesta. La voix du baryton est charnue – magnifique «Bella sicome un angelo»! – et le jeu juste assez extraverti. »

Le Soleil, Emmanuel Bernier Malatesta (Don Pasquale, Opéra de Québec, octobre 2022)

" Hugo Laporte's Belcore soars to the top: sumptuous voice, elegance of phrasing, supreme musical intelligence. He also manages to eloquently translate the sergeant's amusing fatuity " [Translation]

Avant Scène Opéra, Louis Bilodeau Belcore (L’elisir d’amore, Opéra de Québec, october 2021)

" Hugo Laporte, always vocally impeccable, showed great comic flair in the role of Belcore " [Translation]

Opera Canada, Irène Brisson Belcore (L’elisir d’amore, Opéra de Québec, october 2021)

" Shines Hugo Laporte's blazing Mercutio, whose Ballad of Queen Mab is a model of elegance. To perfect diction, he joins the elegance of the style, and pure beauty of sound, qualities that we also hear in his duel with Tybalt, and his death. " [Translation]

Avant Scène Opéra, Louis Bilodeau Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette, Opéra de Montréal, may 2018)

" Immediately, the prodigious baritone Hugo Laporte fills the entire stage with his charisma: powerful voice, convincing acting, instantaneous connection with the audience " [Translation]

L’Opéra: Revue québécoise d’art lyrique, Bernard Côté
Concert at FestivalOpéra de St-Eustache

" Tremendous cast [...] Hugo Laporte is exceptional as Phantom. His powerful and solid voice, as well as his convincing acting portrays a mysterious, scary but tender maestro. " [Translation]

Musical Avenue, Nathalie Katinakis
Phantom (Phantom of the Opera, Orchestre de la francophonie, july 2018

" Laporte shows a nice homogeneity thoughout his register, high notes keeping their full baritonal color. Quality of french vowels is also one of his strengths " [Translation]

Ludwig van Montréal, Samuel Croteau
Albert (Werther, Opéra de Québec, october 2018) 

" A worthy contribution from Quebec [...] Impeccable also, choosing Hugo Laporte for these songs, since the baritone distinguishes himself by his warm tone, noble singing (Noël Nouvelet), never stilted, and above all, an excellent pronunciation"

Le Devoir, Christophe Huss
Euroradio Christmas concert (december 2018) 

" Hugo Laporte is a top-class Albert, with an elegant, rich and perfectly homogeneous baritone voice " [Translation]

Avant Scène Opéra, Louis Bilodeau
Albert (Werther, Opéra de Québec, october 2018) 

" Brilliant performance by baritone Hugo Laporte. He offers a nuanced portrayal of Charlotte's husband, with a warm and rich voice " [Translation]

Bachtrack, Emmanuel Bernier
Albert (Werther, Opéra de Québec, october 2018) 

Next performances

Festival Classica – L’Homme qui rit (Ichmouratov/ Laverdure) | Gwynplaine

31 mai 2023 – 19:30
Salle Claude-Champagne, Montréal

Festival Classica – Miguela (T. Dubois) | Hernandez

14 juin 2023 – 19:30
Salle Claude-Champagne, Montréal

Festival Classica – Requiem de Fauré et Requiem de Duruflé

16 juin 2023 – 19:00
Église Sainte-Famille, Boucherville

Orchestre Classique de Montréal – Orff: Carmina Burana

20 juin 2023 – 20:00
Maison Symphonique, Montréal

Concerts Lachine – Intégrale des mélodies de Duparc

17 juillet 2023 – 19:30
2901, boul. Saint-Joseph, Lachine

ItalFest Montreal – Don Pasquale (Donizetti) | Dottore Malatesta

6 août 2023 – 21:00
Little Italy – Main stage, Montréal

Opéra de Montréal – Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) | Conte d’Almaviva

23 | 26 | 28  sept 2023 – 19:30
1 october 2023 14:00
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montréal

Opéra de Québec – Lucie de Lammermoor (Donizetti) | Henri Ashton

21 | 24 | 26 octobre 2023 – 19:30
28 octobre 2023 14:00
Grand Théâtre de Québec

Orchestre Philharmonique de Choeur des Mélomanes – Carmen (Bizet) | Escamillo

24 février 2024 – 19:30
25 février 2024 – 14:00
Maison Symphonique, Montréal

Les Rhapsodes – Orff: Carmina Burana

23 mars 2024 – 19:30
Palais Montcalm, Québec


Massenet: Complete Songs for Voice and Piano

Released in november 2022 - ATMA Classique

Artists: Anna-Sophie Neher, Antoine Bareil, Antoine Bélanger, Antonio Figueroa, David Jacques, Emmanuel Hasler, Éric Laporte, Florence Bourget, Frédéric Antoun, Hugo Laporte, Jean Marchand, Jean-François Lapointe, Joé Lampron-Dandonneau, Julie Boulianne, Karina Gauvin, Magali Simard-Galdès, Marc Boucher, Marie-Ève Pelletier, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michèle Losier, Olivier Godin, Sophie Naubert, Stéphane Tétreault, Valérie Milot



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