Le comte ory

Le Comte Ory

Opera intwo acts
Music by Gioachino Rossini


actor role
Director Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier
Stage design Christian Fenouillat
Costume design Agostino Cavalca
Light design Christophe Forey
Comte Ory Lawrence Brownlee
Le Comtesse Adèle on 16, 18 & 20 February 2013 Pretty Yende
Le Comtesse Adèle on 23, 25 & 27 February 2013 Cecilia Bartoli
Isolier Regula Mühlemann
Ragonde Liliana Nikiteanu
Le Gouverneur Peter Kalman
Raimbaud Pietro Spagnoli
Alice Gaia Petrone
Coryphée Sopran 1 Anna Maria Sarra
Coryphée Sopran 2 Çigdem Soyarslan
Mainfroy Rupert Enticknap
Coryphée Tenor | Gérard Andrew Owens
Coryphée Bariton 1 Ben Connor
Coryphée Bariton 2 | un paysan Igor Bakan
Orchestra Ensemble Matheus
Chorus Arnold Schoenberg Chor
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Arnold Schoenberg Chor


Arnold Schoenberg ChorThe Arnold Schoenberg Choir was founded in 1972 by current artistic director Erwin Ortner and remains one of the most sought after and versatile vocal ensembles in Austria. The choir’s repertoire ranges from renaissance and baroque to the present day with a focus on contemporary music. The choir has a particular interest in a cappella music, however it also regularly performs large scale works for choir and orchestra.

As well as concert performances, the choir has also regularly taken part in opera productions, beginning with Schubert’s Fierrabras at the Vienna Festwochen in 1988 (directed by Ruth Berghaus and conducted by Claudio Abbado), and including Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise in 1992 (directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen) and the world premiere of Berio’s Cronaca del Luogo at the Salzburg Festival.in 1999 (directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Sylvain Cambreling).

The choir is also regularly engaged in opera productions at the at the Aix en Provence festival and Theatre an der Wien; among others Janaceks Aus einem Totenhaus, which was directed by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez.
This production was voted “Best Opera production in German speaking countries 2007”

For the last 25 years the choir has had a close association with the conductor Nicholas Harnoncourt. It has undertaken numerous concert tours and appears regularly at the Vienna Festwochen, the Salzburg festival, the Wien Modern festival, the Carinthian Summer festival and the styriarte in Graz.

In 1994 an international panel presented the choir with the “Classical music award”. The choir also received numerous prizes, including the German “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik“, the “Diapason d‘or“, the “Prix Caecilia“ and the “Grand Prize of the Academy Awards”, for its 1996 recording of the complete choral works of Franz Schubert, which was conducted by its artistic director Erwin Ortner. The choir also won a Grammy award in 2002 for its recording of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Nicholas Harnoncourt.