Pierre Héritier

Swiss baritone Pierre Héritier was born in the Valais into a family of musicians singing in the Schola des Petits in Sion from a young age. He joined Sion Cathedral (under the direction of his father Bernard Héritier) as a soloist and after litterature studies at the University of Fribourg, Pierre was admitted to the prestigious Haute Ecole de Music in Geneva. During his studies he performed Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Mozart, as well as Harasta in The Cunning Little Vixen, Janácek. After his studies, he joined Opéra de Lyon's prestigious Opera Studio for young artists and worked there from the 2013/2014 season to the 2016/2017 season. At Opéra de Lyon, he sang the Horloge comtoise/Chat in L'enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel, Mrs Madou in Mesdames de la Halle, Offenbach, and Liberto and Littore in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi. 
In October 2017, Pierre won the 1st male Prize at the International Lyrical Song Competition of Vivonne, performing an extract from Pelléas. Pierre is in high demand for oratorio and cantatas having recently performed in Geneva's Victoria Hall. 


Upcoming roles


Germont La Traviata - Verdi

(January) - L'espace Pourny with l'Orchestre Symphonique de Pontarlier


Melchior - Le domino noir - Auber24/27/29/31 January 2021 - Opéra de Lausanne

Oliver HixMrs. ParooThe Music Man - Meredith Willson - Opéra de Lyon & le théâtre de la Croix Rousse

Junius - The Rape of Lucretia - Britten - Konzert Theater Bern

Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte - Mozart - le festival du Tounò

Antonio - Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart - Opéra de Lausanne

Aeneas Dido and Aeneas - Purcell - Les Argonautes, Geneva


Jörg Rösli vom Säntis - Franz Curti

Château de Rapperswill ​(May)

Don Giovanni - Don Giovanni - Mozart

Festival du Tounò (August: 5 & 6 August at Vissoie (Val d'Anniviers)

Previous roles


Il Conte Almaviva - Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart

Festival du Tounò

Duc de Rodomont - Les Chevaliers de la Table ronde -  Hervé

Opéra de Lausanne

Papageno - Die Zauberflöte - Mozart

Orchestre Symphonique de Pontarlier

2017 - 2018

Lord Cockburn - Fra Diavolo - Auber

Free Opera Company, Zurich


Oct 17-Mars 19

Don Giovanni - Don Giovanni - Mozart

Karavan Théâtre, Auditorium Chaponost, Festival In Voce Veritas


2016 - 2017

Junius The Rape of Lucretia - Britten

Théâtre du Grütli - Opéra de Lyon

Littore / Liberto - Incoronazione di Poppea - Monteverdi

Opéra de Versailles, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Vichy

Horloge comtoise/Chat - L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Ravel

Opéra de Lyon


Mme MadouMesdames de la Halle - Offenbach 

Opéra de Lyon


Baryton solo 2 - Requiem - Donizetti - 15 Novembre 2020

Bach cantatas (bass solo) - La Maitrise de la Cathédrale de Sion 18 Oct & 15 Nov 2020 and 21 Feb & 16 May 2021

Bach's St Matthew Passion (Jesus) - Choeur Novantiqua 21 & 28 March (Sion & Geneva) 2021

Baritone solo - Cantata Misericordium - Stabat Mater - (Britten) Choeur et Orchestre UNIGE (2019)

Baritone solo - Choral Fantasy - (Beethoven) Chœur Régional Vittoria d’Ile-de-France - Orchestre de l’Alliance (2019)

Baritone solo - Christmas oratorio - (Bach) - La Collégiale de Neuchâtel (2018) / Sion (2017)

Baritone solo - Petite Messe Solennelle - (Rossini) - Sion (2018)

Baritone solo (Jesus) - St Matthew Passion - (Bach) -Erguel vocal ensemble (2018)

Baritone solo - Messiah - (Handel) - Opéra de Lausanne (2017)

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