Madagascar born tenor Blaise Rantoanina discovers the classical repertoire in his native country. Trained as a singer in the class of Holy Razafindrazaka at the Laka Music Education Center in Antananarivo, he then studies at the CNSMDP (France National Conservatoire in Paris) with Marcel Boone and obtains his Master’s degree in 2017.
In 2016, he is selected as the classic revelation of ADAMI, a very prestigious French national award, and the following year sings the part of Paolino (Il Matrimonio segreto) in a co-production between the CNSMDP and the Philharmonie de Paris.
During the 2017-2018 season, he is Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Clermont-Ferrand Opera which then tours to Avignon, Rouen, Massy and Reims Operas. After joining the Ensemble of the Trier Opera, he performs parts as varied as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Fenton (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), the Brazilian (La Vie Parisienne), Piquillo (La Périchole) and the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier).
Last seasons, he sang Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and the Young Man (Reigen) in Trier, as well as Joe (Blue Monday by Gershwin) with the Picardy Orchestra in France.
During the 2021-2022 season, he was Médor (Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde by Hervé) at the Avignon Opera, and took part in Le Malade imaginaire by Molière and Charpentier on tour in France under the baton of Hervé Niquet. Then he sang Saint-Phar (La Caravane du Caire by Grétry) at the Tours Opera.
Most recently, he sang Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) on tour in France with Opéra Eclaté, Don Ottavio in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and Albazar (Il Turco in Italia) in Avignon, as well as Pâris (La Belle Hélène) at the Aix-les-Bains Festival.
His projects include the Second Priest and the First Armoured Man (Die Zauberflöte) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte in French) in Tourcoing, and the Innocent (Boris Godounov) in Avignon.