Québec baritone Dominique Côté maintains a flourishing career in North America and in France. Praised for his warm tone, stage presence, and skill as an actor, he has won several first prizes including the Concours International de chant de Canari and for operetta at the Concours International de chant de Marmande. Trained as an actor at L’école de théâtre de St-Hyacinthe and then as a singer with Lucette Tremblay in Montreal, he completed his training at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal in 2010 where he worked under the direction of Gerald Martin-Moore.
Mr. Côté recently starred in the Feydeau play Feu le mère de Madame at Theatre Lac Brome, and sang the role of Frédéric in Lakmé at l’Opéra de Montréal, and the role of Dr. Falke in La Chauve Souris for le Grand Théâtre Genève. This season he debuts at the Wexford Festival in Herold’s Le pré aux clercs and debuts with Opera Lafayette in Chabrier's Une Éducation Manquée in DC and in New York. Other recent engagements include Morales in Carmen for Pacific Opera Victoria, Dr. Falke in La Chauve Souris for Opéra de Montréal, a production of Titanic at Opéra-Théâtre de Rimouski, a recital for La Société Musicale Alain Marinaro in southern France, Bach’s St. John Passion, Carmina Burana for l’Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, and Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor for I Musici de Montréal and le Grand Choeur de Montréal.
Mr. Côté is regularly invited to sing with orchestras and has been heard with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Ottawa, Longueuil, Sherbrooke, Québec, Lanaudière, and Paris under the direction of such conductors as Jacques Lacombe, Stéphane Laforest, Marc David, and Simon Leclerc in works ranging from CarminaBurana to Les Misérables.
Appreciated for his comedic talent, Mr. Côté has been seen as the character Renaud on the Radio-Canada show Virginie, Eric Gaudry on JeanDuceppe for Télé-Québec, and as Étienne Bernard on Emma on the TVA network. Children will also recognize his voice from the many cartoon characters he has played including the Lion in Le Lion d’Oz.