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The Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus

Introduction

Founded in 1962, The Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus is involved in almost all of the theatre’s lyric productions. At its core is a group of 42 professional singers, of many different nationalities, with a varying number of supplementary choristers joining their ranks in larger opera productions.

The Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus has been on international tours, made several recordings and given concert performances, often in association with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and L'Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, with conductors from around the world like Armin Jordan, Riccardo Chailly, Nello Santi, Jeffrey Tate, Kent Nagano, Christian Thielemann, Pinchas Steinberg, Evelino Pidò, Bruno Campanella, Berrand de Billy, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Fabio Luisi.

The Grand Théâtre Chorus master ensures that the chorus is always in top vocal form and leads it as it rehearses its parts in the season’s productions. This sensitive position has been occupied by several chorus masters: Giovanni Bria, Philippe Cart, Paul-André Gaillard, Jean Laforge, Guillaume Tourniaire and Ching-Lien Wu and by Alan Woodbridge since August 2014.

Artistic Team

Chorus Master
Alan Woodbridge
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Assistant/pianiste
Roberto Balistreri

Rehearsals Pianist
Réginald Le Reun
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Chorus Manager and Administrative Support
Omar Garrido
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Sopranos 1

Fosca Aquaro
Chloé Chavanon
Nicola Hollyman
Iana Iliev
Iulia Elena Preda

Sopranos 2

Magali Duceau
Györgyi Garreau-Sarlos
Victoria Martynenko
Martina Möller-Gosoge
Cristiana Presutti

Altos 1

Dominique Cherpillod
Lubka Favarger
Varduhi Khachatryan
Mi-Young Kim

Altos 2

Vanessa Beck-Hurst
Audrey Burgener
Marianne Dellacasagrande
Johanna Rittiner-Sermier
Mariana Vassileva Chaveeva

Tenors 1

Jaime Caicompai
Rémi Garin
Lyonel Grélaz
Sanghun Lee
José Pazos
Nauzet Valeron

Tenors 2

Yong-Ping Gao
Omar Garrido
Terige Sirolli
Georgi Sredkov
Bisser Terziyski

Basses 1

Krassimir Avramov
Wolfgang Barta
Nicolas Carré
Peter Baekeun Cho
Harry Draganov
Rodrigo Garcia

Basses 2

Romaric Braun
Phillip Casperd
Aleksandar Chaveev
Christophe Coulier
Seong-Ho Han
Dimitri Tikhonov

Auditions

There are currently no auditions scheduled for positions in the Chorus.