Jérôme Correas trained as a harpsichordist and singer. A pupil of harpsichordist and musicologist Antoine Geoffroy-Dechaume, he received first prize at the CNSMD (Conservatory) in Paris in baroque singing in the class of William Christie, then in opera in the class of Xavier Depraz. He continued his training with René Jacobs at the Studio Versailles Opéra, then at the Lyric Art School of the Paris Opera.
As a member of Les Arts Florissants from 1988 to 1993, he sang under Christophe Rousset, Sigiswald Kuijken, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Marek Janowski, Sylvain Cambreling, Christophe Coin, Michel Corboz, Philippe Entremont, Marco Guidarini, François-Xavier Roth , Jean-François Heisser.
In 2001 Jérôme Correas founded Les Paladins, a baroque orchestra that explores repertoires ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart. His double experience as a harpsichordist and as a singer allows him to offer Les Paladins a very personal interpretation based on theatricality, breathing and the rubato, as well as the search for the art of “parlar cantando”, particularly appreciated in the Italian opera of the 17th century, in lyric tragedy and comic opera, genres that are particularly dear to him.
With directors such as Dan Jemmett, Christophe Rauck, Vincent Tavernier, Vincent Vittoz, Irène Bonnaud, Mireille Larroche, Jean-Denis Monory, Bernard Levy and Jean-Pierre Baro, Jérôme Correas and Les Paladins have staged numerous French, Italian and English operas , from Monteverdi, Cavalli, Rossi, Marazzoli to Haydn and Paisiello, as well as Purcell, Marin Marais, Destouches, Rameau and Gretry, up to the romantic period with Clapisson.
Jérôme Correas is very attracted to transversality and loves to create encounters between the Baroque musical repertoire and other artistic genres. In 2022, he conducted ORFEO 5063, an encounter between Monteverdi’s music and digital arts, with video artist Guillaume Marmin. In 2023, he invited choreographer Ambra Senatore (from the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes) for Café Libertà, a programme based on the coffee cantatas by Jean-Sébastien Bach and Nicolas Bernier.
In parallel with the artistic direction of Les Paladins, Jérôme Correas also has a career as a conductor in France and abroad (Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Orchestra of the Rouen Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Moscow, Symphony Orchestra of Balearic Islands, St. Petersburg Baroque Orchestra). In March 2022, he conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nice Opera Chorus in Lully’s opera Phaéton,directed by Éric Oberdoff.
Appointed Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2011, he is also dedicated to young audiences and young instrumentalists and singers. He conducts the youth choir of the Massy Opera and regularly holds master classes at the CNSMD Conservatory of Paris, the CRRs of Toulouse, Paris and Nice, the Pôle Supérieur of Dijon, the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera and the École Normale de Musique in Paris.