Originally from Franche-Comté, tenor Léo Vermot-Desroches studied violin as well as piano, music writing and classical improvisation at the conservatory of Besançon, a city where he also obtained a degree in musicology. In 2017 he joined the Paris Conservatory in the class of Valerie Guillorit. In 2019, Léo is laureate of the Ravel class of the Académie Jaroussky and joins the Opera Fuoco Lyric Workshop in 2021.
In 2020, he won the First Prize in Opera and the First Prize in Melody at the Marmande International Singing Competition, and received the Third Prize and the Audience Prize at the Froville Baroque Music Competition.
Playing on contrasting vocalities, Léo Vermot-Desroches tackles on stage roles such as Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Peter Quint in Birtten’s Tour d’écrou, the Sleep in Lully’s Atys, Florestan in Offenbach’s Un Mari la porte, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and the Prince in Massenet’s Cendrillon. He has recently performed in Haydn’s opera L’Infedeltà delusa (Nencio), conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken, as well as in Lotti’s Giove in Argo (Licaone), conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, and at the Philharmonie de Paris in excerpts from Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Paris Mozart Orchestra as part of the International Conductors’ Competition “La Maestra.
Soon, Léo will perform in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine conducted by Paul Daniel at the Bordeaux auditorium as part of the Pulsation festival, at the Limoges Opera in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss in the role of Scaramucho, in excerpts from Don Giovanni at the Philharmonie de Paris with the Paris Mozart Orchestra, or in a series of concerts “Les plus beaux airs d’opéra” with the Orchestre de Chambre de Gironde.