Graduated in Physics at Lille’s University, Cyril Auvity completed his musical studies at the conservatory in Lille in 1999, and won the International singing contest in Clermont Ferrand the same year.
Chosen by William Christie, he started his career at a very young age, performing Telemaco in Monteverdi’s Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and performed the role throughout Europe and the USA.
He received numerous invitations to international festivals and opera houses: Persée by Lully with Christophe Rousset; Cavalli’s Gli Strali d’Amore under the direction of Gabriel Garrido; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Christophe Rousset in a Spanish tour; Lully’s Persée and Charpentier’s Médée in Toronto; Purcell’s Dido and Eneas at Nancy Opera House and at the Aldeburgh Festival; the title role in Charpentier’s Actéon with Emmanuelle Haïm.
His long lasting collaboration with William Christie continued with new productions like Les Arts Florissants and David et Jonatas by Charpentier. He took part in a big tour with Gounod’s Le Medecin malgré lui and debuted in Don Giovanni as Don Ottavio with Emmanuel Krivine. In Lille’s Opera he sang Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Emanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée.
Cyril Auvity has recorded for several major labels like Erato, Naïve, EMI/Virgin, Zig-ZagTerritoires etc. Among them we cite the recent recording of the title role in Lully’s Bellérophon and Amadis with Christophe Rousset.
He has founded his own ensemble L’Yriade to explore the repertoire of cantatas. With his closiests musicians, he has released for Zig-Zag Territoire a CD intitled “Orphée” with masterpeices of Rameau, Clérambault etc. and later a CD dedicated to Bonnoncini. The last record released for Glossa intitled “Stances du Cid” has been awarded Diapason d’Or by the music specialized magazine Diapason.
Recent and forthcoming engagements include: Platée (Tespis, Mercure) in Stuttgart stage by Calixto Bieito, another production staged by Robert Carsen with William Christie in Theater an der Wien, Opera Comique in Paris, Capitole in Toulouse; a tour of Mondonville & Rameau’s Grands Motets with William Christie; new production of Campra’s Fêtes Vénitiennes at Opera Comique with William Christie and Robert Carsen; stage version of Acis and Galatea (title role) with Damien Guillon/A-L Liégeois; Rameau’s Indes Galantes (Valère, Tacmas) at the Bayerisch Staatsoper with Ivor Bolton/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Charpentier’s Acteon (title role) with Les Talens Lyriques; Orfeo (title role) with Les Arts Florissants, Ceix in Alcyone by Marin Marais with Jordi Savall and Louise Moaty at Opera Comique and Madrid.