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The Opéra national du Rhin Chorus

For fifty years, the Opéra national du Rhin Chorus has delighted recital audiences at Strasbourg, Mulhouse, and Colmar with their vocal performances. The permanent company of 40 singers has been under the musical direction of Alessandro Zuppardo since 2018.

An extensive and eclectic repertoire

The artists of the OnR Chorus perform a variety of repertoire on stage, from great classics (Don Carlo in 2016, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in 2017, Parsifal and Samson and Dalila in 2020) to rare gems (Riccardo Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini in 2017, Offenbach's Barkouf, or a Dog in Power in 2018, Alberto Ginastera's Beatrix Cenci in 2019, Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice in 2021). They have also featured in world premieres such as Bruno Mantovani's L'Autre Côté (2006), Philippe Manoury's La Nuit de Gutenberg (2011), Régis Campo's Quai Ouest (2014), Pascal Dusapin's Penthesilea (2015), and the French premiere of Toshirō Mayuzumi's The Golden Pavilion (2018). You can also see them perform in concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse and the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg.

Tours and recordings

The OnR Chorus has recorded several albums, most notably with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg (La Belle Hélène, The Enchanted Flute, Così fan tutte, Turandot, Roberto Devereux) as well as with Les Arts Florissants under William Christie (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and more recently Berlioz's Les Troyens conducted by John Nelson. The Chorus has been invited to perform at major festivals in France and overseas, including Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Denis, Carcassonne, Vichy, Montpellier, Savonlinna, the BBC Proms in London, and the Festival de Radio France.

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Alessandro Zuppardo



Zuppardo has directed choirs at the Frankfurt Opera (2003-2008), in Trieste (2010/11) and in Leipzig (2011-2018). Whether as voice coach, musical director, or choirmaster – he has been conducting performances throughout Italy since the 1980s, at the festivals of Macerata and the Verona Arena, and all over Europe. He took part in the production of Aida at the Palais Omnisports in Paris-Bercy in 1993, before working with the choirs of the Opéra de Nice on productions such as The Girl of the Golden West Judgement of Paris and André Chénier. His repertoire spans baroque to contemporary, with a preference for Italian grand repertoire of the 19th century (Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi) and 20th century symphony. He has had the chance to work with directors such as Francesco Molinari Pradelli, Nicola Rescigno, Oliviero de Fabritiis, Nello Santi, Daniel Oren, Paolo Carignani, Alberto Zedda, Herbert Blomstedt, Kiril Petrenko, Alan Gilbert, Riccardo Chailly, Christian Thielemann, or Andris Nelsons. A passionate pianist, he enjoys accompanying academies, master classes, or concerts with artists such as Renato Bruson, Fabio Armiliato, Mariella Devia, Elena Mauti Nunziata, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Cecilia Bartoli, or Vincenzo La Scola. Since 1995, he has assisted Dalton Baldwin at the International Summer Academy in Nice and at various classes in Europe. Zuppardo has always been keen on sharing his knowledge and taught at institutions such as the University of Stavanger, Casa de Mateus with Teresa Berganza, in Barcelona with Virginia Zeani, or in Busseto with the legendary Carlo Bergonzi. His recordings include, most notably, a complete rendition of all Mélodies by Francis Poulenc with the baritone Holger Falk (3 CDs, Dabringhaus & Grimm).