'Nothing is true, nothing is false; everything is a dream and a lie, Illusion of the heart that a vain hope prolongs. Our only truths, men, are our pains. That flash in our eyes that we call life, Barely shines a moment to our dazzled soul, Let it go out and light up somewhere else!' Alphonse de Lamartine.
On the captivating music of Kalman which overwhelms us to the depths of our soul and our heart, a game of dupes is created, arranged marriages, small affairs between friends. A story that is still just as current but which, being on the eve of a great world conflict, finds itself in a vital urgency, that of loving at all costs, of defending one's convictions, one's feelings, one's values, in a dizzying intoxication, without knowing what will happen tomorrow! Superficiality of being to the sound of czardas tinged with a hope without horizon...
A chameleon artist, JEAN-FRANÇOIS VINCIGUERRA is a lyrical artist, director and actor all at the same time. He has had many successes since the age of 17 when he made his debut in the role of Don Arias with actors from the Comédie-Français in Pierre Corneille's Le Cid.
He studied at the National School of Theater and Technical Arts in Paris, at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris and at the School of Lyric Art at the Paris National Opera. Rich in his dual training, he quickly stood out as a bass-baritone on all French and international stages: Paris National Opera (Bastille), Bordeaux National Opera, Capitol of Toulouse, Montpellier, Nancy, Avignon, Tours, Metz , Marseille, Nice Opera Houses, Seoul Arts Center, Sirifort Auditorium in New Delhi, Baden-Baden Opera, Monte-Carlo Opera, Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Utrecht Baroque Music Festival, Teatro da Trindad (Lisbon), KammerOper of Vienna, Royal Opera of Liège: Bartolo - Barber of Sevilla / Geronte di Ravoir - Manon Lescaut / Mephisto - Faust / Dulcamara - L'Elisir d'Amore / Baron Ochs - Der Rosenkavalier / Jupiter - Platée / Count Capulet - Romeo and Juliette / General Don Pedro - Beatrice and Benedict / Four Devils - The Tales of Hoffmann / The Marquis of Force - Dialogues of the Carmelites / Calchas – La Belle Hélène / Jupiter - Orpheus in Hell / Frank - Die Fledermaus, under the leadership of renowned conductors such as Nello Santi, Jacques Lacombe, Mark Ermler, Myung Whun-Chung, Bertrand de Billy or Anton Guadagno. Among his stagings, let us mention The Knights of the Round Table by Hervé at the Lausanne Opera and the Grand Avignon Opera, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Sevilla La Belle Hélène (Lacoste’s Festival / Pierre Cardin), If I were King by Adolphe Adam (Sirifort Auditorium in New Delhi), The Sound of Music (Verviers Theater & Welkenraedt Festival), Carmen (St Denis de la Réunion Stadium), L'Elisir d'Amore - with Sonia Yoncheva - ('Music at the Heart' - Antibes’s Festival), La Cenrentola (Lyon Chamber Orchestra), The Acrobats, opera by Louis Ganne (Metz, Avignon, Limoges Opera Houses). He participated in numerous programs on French television ('Musiques au Coeur', 'Du Côté de chez Fred', 'Musique et Compagnie').
Jean-François Vinciguerra is the winner of numerous national and international competitions.