Pierre-Yves Pruvot is French artist fascinated by rediscovery forgotten or unknown works of a repertoire ranging from music of the 17th century to contemporary creation.
His roles on stage include the major roles of the repertoire: Scarpia, Gianni Schicchi, Jago, Germont, Nabucco, Figaro, Leporello, Don Alfonso and Méphistophélès (Berlioz).
Pruvot’s vocal and dramatic qualities are particularly sought for French and Italian operatic works of the 19th and 20th centuries: Russian premiere of Debussy’s opera Rodrigue et Chimene with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, doing the title role in Milhaud’s Bolivarin the first fully staged version since the creations of the work with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar in Caracas, roles in Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine in its original full version in Chemnitz and Mascagni’s Iris in Trieste under the baton of maestro Nello Santi.
Modern recreations followed by recordings include Amadis de Gaule by Johann Christian Bach in Prague, La Mort d’Abel by Kreutzer in Liège, Céphale et Procros by Grétry at the Royal Opera of Versailles, Lodoïska by Cherubini at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Parco della musica in Rome, Salieri’s Falstaff under the baton of Jean-Claude Malgoire or Mathilde de Guise by Hummel in Bratislava.
His discography includes a large number of recordings with orchestra devoted to Bizet, Massenet, Meyerbeer, Paladilhe, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Thomas, Halévy, Franc, Séverac or Monsigny, Paër, Leseuer, Dalayrac, Rameau, Grétry and Gossec.
Mr. Pruvot has also been exploring for a long time the repertoire of French art song and lied with pianist Charles Bouisset. Together they have given recitals throughout Europe and recorded works by Poulenc, Sauguet, Ravel, Chabrier, Duparc, Brahms, Rachmaninov and many other composers. Pierre-Yves Pruvot has also recorded with the Manfred and the Debussy Quartets. He is the dedicatee and the creator of numerous contemporary works.
Pruvot is a prize-winner of the international competitions of s’Herogenbosch (1998), Paris (1999) and Queen Elizabeth (2000). He is founder of the publishing house Symétrie (Lyon).