Biography

musicAeterna Choir

Current as of August 2018

musicAeterna was founded in 2004 in Novosibirsk by Teodor Currentzis and has been the resident chorus at Perm Opera since 2011.

The Choir has participated in new productions in Perm of Così fan tutte (2011), Le nozze di Figaro (2012), Don Giovanni (2014), Purcell’s The Indian Queen (2013), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2015), Prince Igor (2015), La traviata (2016) and La bohème (2017). musicAeterna has also given the world premieres of several new works commissioned for the ensemble, including Dmitri Kourliandski’s Nosferatu (2014), Philippe Hersant’s Tristia (2015) and Alexey Syumak’s Cantos (2016).

The Choir tours extensively and has performed in Moscow, St Petersburg, Berlin, Athens, Paris, Lisbon, Hamburg, Ferrara, Munich, Cologne and Krakow. In 2015 the Choir performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and in 2016 appeared at the Ruhr Triennale in Das Rheingold. The Choir made its Salzburg Festival debut in 2017 in La clemenza di Tito, directed by Peter Sellars. In 2019 musicAeterna makes its US debut performing the Verdi Requiem at The Shed in New York.

The Choir collaborates regularly with guest conductors, both in Perm and abroad, including Vincent Dumestre, Andres Mustonen, Paul Hillier, Raphaël Pichon, Andrea Marcon and Jérémie Rhorer.

The Choir appears on a number of musicAeterna’s recordings with Sony Classical, including its award-winning recordings of Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Les Noces and Rameau: The Sound of Light. In 2013 the Choir appeared in Peter Sellars’s production of Purcell’s The Indian Queen, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, which was released on DVD by Sony in 2016.

musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra of Perm Opera financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Region.

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