French collaborative pianist and recitalist Mathieu Pordoy has emerged as one of the most promising coaches of his generation. Internationally acclaimed, he has coached at the most prominent opera houses, including the Vienna State Opera (the complete version of Don Carlos), Paris Opera (Les Huguenots, L’Enfant et les sortilèges), and Opernhaus Zürich (Les contes d’Hoffmann). He also has given master classes at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers and held staff positions with the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal and International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel.
In 2019, Mr. Pordoy made a double debut at Carnegie Hall in Berlioz’s Lélio with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and in recital with Sabine Devieilhe, noted as “a superb partner, whose artistry helped to make this an evening of first-rate chamber music” according to New York Times.
He has pursued the collaboration with Mrs Devieilhe, and they now have performed in Grand Théatre de Genève, Aix Festival, Festival Pulsations bordeaux, in a Strauss-Mozart program recently broadcasted for Arte Television and France Musique.
With American tenor Michael Spyres, he has given a series of recital throughout Europe and Canada: Opéra de Bordeaux, Oper Frankfurt, Festival de Lanaudière and A Coruña. With Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, he has given a recital of Italian and Russian songs in Capitole Toulouse and in the Great hall of Tchaikowsky’s Conservatory in Moscow, broadcasted live on Rossiya Kultura TV. Together, they will record a song Album in summer 2021 for Prima records in association with Palazetto Bru-Zane.
As a specialist in French opera, Mr. Pordoy is regularly invited to such opera houses as the Opéra-Comique in Paris, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Grand-Théâtre de Luxembourg, Théatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Since 2008, Mr. Pordoy has collaborated on productions every summer with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and served as coach for the festival’s young artists’ academy. As a vocal coach and accompanist, he has served on the music staffs of the Théâtre des Champs- Élysées (Tristan und Isolde, Pelléas et Mélisande, Roberto Devereux, Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia); Auditorio de Tenerife (Werther); Chorégies d’Orange (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni, Carmen); Oper Köln (Benvenuto Cellini, L’enfant et les Sortilèges, L’Heure Espagnole); Teatro Municipal de Santiago (La Damnation de Faust); and others.
Mr. Pordoy has collaborated with such conductors as Fabio Luisi, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Gatti, François-Xavier Roth, Mikko Franck, and Alain Altinoglu.
Mr. Pordoy graduated with honors from the Paris Conservatoire, where he taught from 2006 to 2011.