"Baritone Noel Bouley is a rising star that seems poised to become the next Dutchman of choice! There is nothing about this taxing role that eludes him. Mr. Bouley has a robust, rolling tone that is well-supported and responsive to his every interpretive nuance. His rich vocalizing and well-considered musical journey resulted in a potent, cathartic performance.” – Opera Today
Mr. Bouley has just finished his seventh and final season as a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble. His first role upon arrival in 2013 was the title role in Verdi’s FALSTAFF in a premiere production directed by Christof Loy. Over the course of seven seasons he has interpreted many leading roles in Berlin including Giorgio Germont / LA TRAVIATA, Amonasro / AIDA, Marcello / LA BOHÈME, Enrico / LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Biterolf / TANNHÄUSER, Peter / HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, Sergeant Lescaut / MANON LESCAUT, Don Alfonso / COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Sharpless / MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Donner / DAS RHEINGOLD, and the Forester / CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN.
In the 19/20 season Mr. Bouley made many important role and house debuts including the title role in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER with Oper Leipzig, Scarpia / TOSCA with the Gärtnerplatz Theater in Munich, Marcello / LA BOHÈME with Theater Basel, and the High Priest of Dagon / SAMSON ET DALILA with Washington National Opera for which the Washington Classical Review said "His raging snarl in the top notes made his High Priest of Dagon poisonous and spiteful."
Unfortunately, two important performances were canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic including the HOLLÄNDER with Deutsche Oper Berlin and Wotan / DAS RHEINGOLD with Theater Chemnitz.
The coming 20/21 season holds many exciting performances and debuts beginning with Wotan / Das Rheingold and Wotan cover / DIE WALKÜRE with Deutsche Oper Berlin. Bouley then makes his long-awaited debut as Rigoletto in a new production with Theater Chemnitz. Later in the fall he returns to two of his favorite roles in Scarpia with the Gärtnerplatz Theater and Holländer with Oper Leipzig. In the winter Mr. Bouley joins the Staatskapelle Weimar as Wotan/Wanderer in a concert tour of DER RING AN EINEM ABEND. Finally, he returns to Theater Basel as Germont / LA TRAVIATA.
In recent seasons, Noel Bouley has interpreted many other roles in the dramatic baritone Fach including Ford / FALSTAFF with Oper Köln, HOLLÄNDER with Opera San Jose, MARCELLO with Austin Opera, and GIORGIO GERMONT with Glyndebourne Opera. He has also frequented the concert stages of Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Dresden, London, Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Aspen, Vail, and New York performing major works such as Verdi’s REQUIEM, Beethoven’s 9TH SYMPHONY, Vaughn-Williams FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS, Bach MASS IN B MINOR, and CARMINA BURANA.
Mr. Bouley holds vocal performance degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Louisiana State University, and is a native of Houston, Texas. He currently resides in Berlin.