Laurent Naouri studied at the CNIPAL in Marseille and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His broad repertory includes about forty roles, from the early baroque to contemporary opera.
Among these and most notably are the Four Vilains (The Tales of Hoffmann) in Paris, Madrid, Orange, Zurich, Milano, Barcelona and Munich, Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) in Paris, Glasgow, Salzburg, Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Aix-en-Provence and Tokyo, the title role of Falstaff in Lyon, Santa Fe and Glyndebourne, Pandolfe (Cendrillon) in Barcelona, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Germont (La Traviata) in Santa Fe, Tokyo and Dallas.
He has sung the roles of Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Four Vilains (The Tales of Hoffmann) at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust) at the Opéra de Lyon and with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as well as the Marquis de la Force (Dialogue des Carmélites) at the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich, Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande) in a semi-stage version in Los Angeles and in the production of Katie Mitchell at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
More recently, he has sung the role of Ruprecht in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel and Mamma Agata (Viva la Mammà) at the Opéra de Lyon, Somarone (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Vautrin in the premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Trompe la Mort.at the opera de Paris, Capulet (Roméo et Juliette) and the parts of the Four Vilains (The Tales of Hoffmann), at the Met.
He also sings in Recital with Natalie Dessay and Maciej Pikulski in a repertoire of French Songs. He will sing at the Metropolitan Opera Pandolfe (Cendrillon), Le Grand Prêtre (Samson et Dalila) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Don Gaspar (L’Ange de Nesida) at the London Royal Opera House.