Frederic Antoun: The young French-Canadian tenor Frédéric Antoun is swiftly becoming a much sought-after performer in North America and Europe. His recent 2008 performances of Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Toronto’s own Opera Atelier earned him the following praise from the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star: “Frédéric Antoun was ... a real find. [His is] a clear, keenly tuned voice with a velvety sheen. His arias were a treat, and he also shone without obtrusion in the ensembles.” (Globe);
“Montreal tenor Frédéric Antoun creates an . . . ideal, earnest leading man in Belmonte.” (Star).
His recent New York appearance as Mylio in Le roi d’ys with American Symphony Orchestra also won him critical acclaim: “The other standout voice was that of Frédéric Antoun, a charismatic Canadian tenor, whose sweet, sure tone made Mylio’s 'Aubade’ a special treat.” (NYTimes);
“Special note must be taken of the tenor Frédéric Antoun, who, perhaps because he is Canadian, is that rare bird, a true French tenor with an impressive command of the musical powers of the language itself and a rich, thrilling instrument.” (Daily News).