Zürich Opera Chorus

Zürich Opera Chorus

The Zürich Opera Chorus, with its 60 permanent members and the participation of up to 160 performances per season, forms an essential cornerstone of the artistic ensemble at the Zurich Opera House. Under the umbrella of the most traditional Swiss opera house, it unites singers on the highest professional level, whose musical and stylistic versatility is combined with the power of acting and spontaneity. On a regular basis, the members also prove their artistic format as soloists. The choir reflects the claim and the radiance of the Zurich Opera in its international composition, which have been proven by numerous DVD recordings and were awarded the «Opera Company of the Year» in 2014.

The choir members gained important musical impulses by working with conductors such as Nello Santi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Franz Welser-Möst, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev, Daniele Gatti, Zubin Mehta and Fabio Luisi. They developed their actorial skills in dialogue with directors such as David Pountney, Robert Wilson, Harry Kupfer, Peter Stein, Peter Konwitschny and Andreas Homoki. Guest performances took the choir to Tokyo (The Rosenkavalier and La traviata), London (The Meistersinger of Nuremberg, Tannhauser, The Flying Dutchman), Paris (La cenerentola, Fierrabras), Athens (Carmen, Idomeneo) or Rome Papstmesse to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard of Mozart's Coronation Fair. The choir of the Zurich Opera House was awarded the "International Chamber Vocalists" in the 2014 with an echo prize-winning new recording by Vincenzo Bellini's Norma.

Choir Direktor Janko Kastelic
Choir Direktor Ernst Raffelsberger
Choral Disponent Tatjana Kukawka

Members Choir of the Zurich Opera House

Choir Director Janko Kastelic
Choir Director Ernst Raffelsberger
Choral Disponent Tatjana Kukawka
Choir Stage manager Giuseppe Scorsin

Soprano
Soprano I Sylwia Feherpataky, Lidiya Filevych, Gloria Gottschalk, Yoshiko Ida, Soyoung Lee, Lisa Lorenz, Laura Missuray, Claire Singher, Anna Soranno
Soprano II Olivera Dukić, Caroline Fuss, Susanne Merle, Francisca Montiel, Katarzyna Rzymska, Stefanie Sembritzki

Alto
Alto I Barbara Hahn, Verena Hasselmann, Lottie Horsman, Jung-Jin Kim, Eleanor Paunović, Sylvia Spassova, Emily Stern
Alto II Julie Bartholomew, Anja Dorfmüller, Ralitza Handjieva, Toyoko Nakajima, Bernatdeta Sonnleitner, Martha Villegas, Hao Zhang

Tenor
Tenor I Moises Chavez, Carl Hieger, Christopher Hux, Meinolf Kalkuhl, Tae-Jin Park, Vesselin Tchakov, Noel Vazquez, Bo Zhao
Tenor II Efthymios Basdekis, João Carrera, Utku Kuzuluk, Thomas Lucket, Grujica Paunović, Krassimir Stoimenov, Kazuo Takeshita

Bass
Bass I Kristof Dohms, Uwe Kosser, Matthew Leigh, Sandro Ostrovsky, Mamuka Tepnadze, Arjen Veenhuizen, Robert Weybora
Bass II Kai Florian Bischoff, Timm de Jong, Arthur Pirvu, Dimitri Pkhaladze, Jesus Valderrabano, Heikki Yrttiaho

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Choir of the Zurich Opera House