Ambassador of the melodies of Duparc, Ravel, Poulenc and of the lieder of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Louis Puthod shares his passion with European and American audiences.

To college students he takes pleasure in explaining the puns and the sounds of the songs of Kosma and Prevert which he has recorded accompanied by pianist Carlos Cebro. Their interpretation was well received in the press and on the French national radio France Musique.

His timbre leads him naturally to sing arias by Lulli, Händel, Mozart, as well as operettas and musical comedies by Offenbach, Lehar, Bernstein, and others.

Together with The French Light Music Orchestra, members of  Paris Symphonic Orchestra, he hosted during three seasons the “Belle Epoque” concerts at the Salle Pleyel, one of the principal classical music stages in Paris.

Whether in the Cathedral of Toulouse or in a Romanesque church, Louis Puthod sings the Ave Maria by Caccini or Schubert, the Kadish by Ravel, the biblical songs by Barber and Dvorak, as well as Negro Spirituals, with equal reverence.

With the Soloists of Paris, all members of the National French Orchestra, Louis Puthod was the baritone in a memorable performance of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré at the church of Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris.

Louis Puthod studied at the Conservatory of Music in Annecy, France, and at the National Conservatory of Music in Reims, France. He perfected his phrasing in French melody with the baritone Jacques Herbillon and his stage presence with the vocalist Noémie Perugia.

Laureate of the French Melody competition in Paris, he drew inspiration for German lieder and opera by listening to the baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and from his work with the Rector of The Mozarteum of Salzburg, Paul Von Shilawsky.

He made his debut at the Jugendfestspieltreffen of Bayreuth in Georg Friedrich Händel’s Acis and Galatea.

An alumnus of the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, he was made a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques and a Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by the French Government. Louis Puthod pursued an international career in academe which today allows him to perform before all types of audiences.

His friends Carlos Cebro, President of the Jury of the Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona, the soloists Claude Charles and Christian Brière from the Paris Symphony, and the President of the Cybel Group, Gérard Chevalier, encouraged him to return to the stage.

Following concerts at Notre-Dame des Neiges of Val d'Isère, in the Cultural Center of Sucy-en-Brie, Truman State University, USA, the Hôtel National of Invalides, and the France-Americas Circle in Paris, he is invited this year by the Abbaye of Talloires, the Festival of Music and Nature in Bauges, White Nights of Lyons-la-Forêt, the 400 Anniversary of Visitation in Annecy, the Fletcher's Ninth Annual Symposium, ...
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Louis Puthod offers a wide variety of programmes
: The Melodists, Songs from Prévert and Kosma, Paris Merry-go-round, Ballads and Romances, Lieder and Schubertiade, Opera and Operetta, Sacred Music, and other.

 

 

Louis Puthod

Paris, France-Amériques

Louis Puthod