Patrick Bolleire trained as a pianist, but at the age of 27 decided to dedicate himself to opera (the singing class of Lubov Tomasson-Stuchevskaya). Before joining the Opéra-Studio at the Opéra National du Rhin, Patrick Bolleire was awarded the 2nd Prize at the International Canari Lyrical Song Competition and the 2nd Prize at Concours International de Marmande. After his debut at the Opéra du Rhin (2007), he launched his international career, singing at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vlaamse Opera, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, La Monnaie in Brussels among others. In France he is a regular guest on the main venues in Avignon, Montpellier, Marseilles, Nancy, Toulon, Toulouse and Bordeaux. His repertoire includes Mozart’s Sarastro (“Die Zauberflöte”, dir. Peter Brook, “Molière Award 2011” as best Musical Theatre show), Bartolo (“Le nozze di Figaro”) and Commendatore (“Don Giovanni”), Rossini’s Melchtal (“Guillaume Tell”) and Don Prudenzio (“Il viaggio a Reims”), Lorenzo (Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”), Old Hebrew (Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila”), Brander (Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust”), Calchas (Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Aulide”), Frére Laurent (Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”), Doctor (Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”), Ghost of the late King Hamlet (Thomas’s “Hamlet”), Rocco (Beethoven’s “Fidelio”) and many others. He has worked with the following renowned conductors: Daniele Callegari, Alain Altinoglu, Kenneth Montgomery, Marc Albrecht, Paolo Olmi, Marko Letonja, Ludovic Morlot, Evelino Pidò and directors: Klaus Michael Grüber, Peter Brook, Laurent Pelly, Stéphane Braunschweig, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Robert Carsen and Olivier Py. His future plans include engagements in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” in Liège, Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” in Lyon and “Guillaume Tell” in Monte Carlo, Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” in Bordeaux, Massenet’s “Manon” in Lausanne, Verdi’s “Falstaff” at Marseilles Opera and “Don Carlo” in Strasbourg.