François Loup

François Loup

François Loup is singer, actor et stage director.

En 2012, François Loup a créé des leçons musicales hebdomadaires dans sa résidence appelée Solo Studio.

Bass-baritone François Loup made his debut on the international music scene at the 1974 Spoleto Festival at the invitation of Gian Carlo Menotti. His reputation rapidly grew to international stature and he first performed for the Washington National Opeera in 1981. Mr. Loup has performed with the Metropolitan Opera between 1992 and 2003 where he made his debut in the role of the Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca. After that, he performed with the same company more than one hundred performances in major roles as a basso buffo: Bartolo, Dulcamara, Sulpice, Benoît (Bohême) Major d’Uomo in Strauss’s Capriccio. He has performed around the world for fifty years with major companies: Aix-en-Provence festival, Glyndebourne Productions, Prague, Milan, Paris Opera, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Vancouver, Canadian Opera in Toronto, Ottawa and many others. 

Mr. Loup has recorded with Erato, CBS, Philips, Accord, and NVC (Glyndebourne Productions). Loup also is known as stage director and just returned from Italy where he directed Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti for La Musica Lirica Festival. In 2014, he will direct for the same festival L’Elisir d’Amor by Donizetti. Thanks to his recommendations, four students from Peabody succcessfully performed in this festival during the summer 2013 and are now recalled for futher collaborations.

From 1996, he was associate professor at the University of Maryland. Since the fall 2011, he teaches as part-time faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. In 2012, he created a unique weekly course at his residence called Solo Studio. More information on the course at solostudiobaltimore.com .