Tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt has gained an international reputation as one of the leading interpreters of French baroque music, particularly Rameau, where his performance of the title role in Platée is renowned. He is also known for his performances of 20th-century French music by composers including Rosenthal, Satie, Ravel, Poulenc and Debussy. Mr. Fouchécourt’s excellent musicality and strong stage presence make him a sought-after character tenor. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Covent Garden, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, Geneva Opera, Baden-Baden Festival and Opéra de Monte Carlo. In the 2010-2011 season, projects included Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin at the Paris Opera, Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Schmidt in Werther and Don Basilio in Nozze di Figaro for Opéra National de Lyon. In the 2009-2010 season, Mr. Fouchécourt sang the title role in Platée at the Paris Opera, King Ouf in L’Etoile with the Geneva Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, New York City Opera and at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, Socrate with Mark Morris Dance Group, and a concert of Offenbach with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Mr. Fouchécourt’s extensive discography includes three recordings with Opera Lafayette: Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice, Rebel and Francœur’s Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, and a collection of Rameau operatic arias. In this and future seasons Mr. Fouchécourt will return to the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as King Ouf in L’Etoile, as well as singing Remendado in Carmen at the Salzburg Festival, Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette in concert with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra of Japan, and L'Enfant et les Sortilèges with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit.