The French tenor Jean-François Borras is making his debut at Oper Frankfurt singing Don José in this revival of Carmen. The role of Chevalier Renato des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) has taken him to the Opéra Bastille in Paris, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia and, again, the Vienna State Opera. He is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York where roles have included Massenet’s Werther and Nicias (Thaïs), Rodolfo (La Bohème) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto). He studied at the Académie de Musique et de Théâtre Prince Rainier III in Monaco and his repertoire includes the rol Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Macduff (Macbeth), Alfredo (La traviata), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Raimbaut (Robert le diable) and the title role in Gounod‘s Faust. Other engagements in recent seasons have taken him to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and opera houses in Graz, São Paulo and Athens. Future plans include Don José (Carmen) at the Opéra de Marseille and Faust (Mefistofele) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.