Named “Révélation des Victoires de la Musique 2008,” French baritone Thomas Dolié is quickly rising to prominence as a sought-after interpreter of baroque and classical music. He received high praise for his Papageno in Peter Brook’s adapdation of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, with The New York Times noting, “a star was born.” Mr. Dolié’s 2011-2012 season includes performances of Les Indes Galantes at Toulouse’s Théâtre du Capitole, as well as his debut with Opera Lafayette in Monsigny’s Le Roi et le fermier in Washington, New York and Versailles. Born in Bordeaux, Thomas Dolié earned a degree in geography before entering the Conservatoire National de Musique of Bordeaux where he studied with Irène Jarsky. He made his professional debut in Montpellier as Papageno in a concert version of Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Marc Minkowski. He then sang his first Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, and his first Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Toulon. Mr. Dolié has appeared with Opéra d’Avignon, Angers-Nantes Opéra, Opéra National de Nancy-Lorraine, Opéra Comique(Paris) and Opéra de Toulon. He sang Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas at the Opéra de Bordeaux and at the Concertgebouw, and has performed in Rameau’s Les Boréades and Berlioz’s Nuits d’Été with Marc Minkowski.