Obituary: Baritone Loic Guguen Dies After Long Illness

By Francisco Salazar

Baritone Loic Guguen has died after a long illness.

The baritone studied with Rachel Yakar and in London with Laura Sarti at the “Opera Course” of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He went on to graduate in 2006 and made his debut that year in the title role of “Simon Boccanegra” by Giuseppe Verdi. He went on to perform at Glyndebourne and became an ensemble member of the Opéra de Paris in 2017.

He also performed at Edinburgh, Metz Opera, and Besançon opera, among others. His repertoire includes the music of Mozart, Verdi, Massenet, Poulenc, and Gounod, among others. Aside from his operatic work, he also performed Oratiorio including such works as St Matthew Passion, L’Enfance du Christ by Hector Berlioz, and Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.

He is survived by his widow, Akiko, and three young children.