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HISTORY OF THE CHOIR


The chorus of the Teatro La Fenice is a permanent body of singers selected by international audition. Engaged in the operatic performances both at home and abroad, the chorus has a growing involvement with sacred, symphonic and chamber repertoire. It holds an important position in the concert work of La Fenice in Italy and elsewhere, with the orchestra of La Fenice and other orchestras. Chorus-masters, since the war, have included Sante Zanon, Corrado Mirandola, Aldo Danieli, Ferruccio Lozer, Marco Ghiglione, Vittorio Sicuri, Giulio Bertola, Giovanni Andreoli, Guillaume Tourniaire, Piero Monti, Emanuela Di Pietro and the present incumbent Claudio Marino Moretti.

The chorus has collaborated with distinguished conductors, including Abbado, Ahronovitch, Arena, Bertini, Campori, Clemencic, Ferro, Fournier, Gavazzeni, Gelmetti, Horvat, Inbal, Kakhidze, Kitajenko, Maazel, Marriner, Melles, Muti, Oren, Pesko, Prêtre, Santi, Semkov, Sinopoli, Tate, Temirkanov, and Thielemann. Its repertoire ranges from the sixteenth century to the present. Among its recordings are Il barbiere di Siviglia with Claudio Abbado and Massenet’s Thaïs with Marcello Viotti. Highlights of recent seasons include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Riccardo Chailly, Britten’s War Requiem with Bruno Bartoletti, Maderna’s Requiem and Ambrosini’s Il killer di parole with Andrea Molino, and Nono’s Intolleranza with Lothar Zagrosek. The Principal Conductor is Diego Matheuz