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), Opernhaus Zürich (Les contes d’Hoffmann) and Rossini Opera Festival (Moïse et Pharaon) . 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. In the season 2022-2023, they will tour with a new program “Vienna” in such places as Grand-Théâtre Bordeaux, Salle Pierre Boulez of Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall London, Opernhaus Zurich, Musikverein Vienna and Graz. They will also record together a new song album for Erato.
With American tenor Michael Spyres, he has given a series of recital throughout Europe and Canada: Opéra de Bordeaux, Oper Frankfurt, Salle Gaveau, Festival de Lanaudière, Théâtre de l’Athénée, A Coruña and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In September 2022, they are invited for 2 recitals in Armory Park Avenue in New York, and in Kennedy Center at the invitation of Vocal Arts DC.
With Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, he has given a recital of Italian and Russian songs in Capitole Toulouse, Salle Gaveau and in the Great hall of Tchaikowsky’s Conservatory in Moscow, broadcasted live on Rossiya Kultura TV. Their new song Album “Voyages” for PrimaClassic in collaboration with Palazetto Bru Zane will be released in September 2022.
Mathieu made his brilliant debut last summer in Salzburg Festival alongside french tenor Benjamin Bernheim for a recital broadcasted by Medici Tv. They also gave the same program for Theatre des Champs Elysées and Konzerthaus Wien. After this successful collaboration, they also performed a new program for Aix festival in July 2022.
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, Giulio Cesare); 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.
Since their very first collaboration for Mignon in Opéra Comique in 2010, Mathieu has worked very regularly alongside Maestro François-Xavier Roth and they have collaborated through the last decade on more than 12 operas, notably all the Berlioz’ operas for Festival Berlioz La-Côte-Saint-André.
Mr. Pordoy has collaborated with such conductors as Fabio Luisi, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Louis Langrée, Daniele Gatti, , Michele Mariotti, Mikko Franck, and Alain Altinoglu.
Mr. Pordoy graduated with honors from the Paris Conservatoire, where he taught from 2006 to 2011