Canadian-American lyric tenor Jean Hébert has sung throughout North America as well as Europe and Asia. He received critical acclaim for his portrayals of Gerald in Lakmé at Toronto Opera and the role of Ubaldo Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto and Asia.
Jean performed the role of the Emissary in The Death of Peter Gynt by American composer Martin Halpern in February. It was presented at the New York New Church in Manhattan. He performs Lock of Hair and The Dwarf Trees both by Martin Halpern in June at the same venue. Jean recently performed Remendado in Carmen in his debut with the Conneticut Grand Opera. He has performed with regional opera companies across Canada in such roles as Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Tonio in La Fille de Regiment, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Nadir in Les Pecheurs De Perles, Romeo in Romeo et Juliet, Tebaldo in I Capuletti Ed I Montecchi, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, the title role in Prometheus, and Alfredo in La Traviata.
As a concert artist, Jean returned to the Harford Choral Society to sing Messiah. Jean sang Carmina Burana with the Greenwich Choral Society as well as with Hunter College in NYC. Other concert engagements include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Messiah, and a Radio Canada live broadcast of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with Choeur Chanson de Montreal.
Jean is Co-Founder and President of the new Union City Opera in New Jersey.