Born and raised in Lausanne by a French father and a Bolivian mother, Marc was Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Bordeaux from 2016 to 2019 where he regularly conducted opera and ballet performances, as well as symphonic concerts. He is a conducting fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater Heute (2018-202) and studied conducting in Vienna and Zürich with Mark Stringer and Johannes Schlaefli. He has participated in masterclasses with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski and Bernard Haitink.
A passionate opera conductor, Marc enjoys a wide operatic repertoire from Händel and Mozart to Ravel, Weill and Rihm. Recent highlights include productions of Arthur Lavandier’s La Légende du Roi Dragon, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Marouf, Savetier du Caire with Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Die Sieben Todsünden with Ensemble Nomade. He has also assisted productions of Les Huguenots at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Manon at Opéra Comique in Paris and Jakob Lenz at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Furthermore, Marc made his ballet conducting debut in June 2018 with a Kylían-Béjart-Robbins production and recently conducted Prokofiev’s Cendrillon choreographed by David Bintley, and La Fille mal Gardée at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. He also made his debut with Opéra de Lyon in September 2019 for their production of Spiral Pass choregraphed by Russel Maliphant.
Symphonic highlights include Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Limoges and Janacek Philharmonie Ostrava. As an assistant, Marc has worked with conductors including Marc Minkowski, Andrés Orozco- Estrada, Paul Daniel, Ingo Metzmacher and Domingo Hindoyan.
This season, Marc makes his debut conducting a children’s opera version of L’elisir d’amore at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Opéra de Rouen Normandie – Théâtre des arts, as well as symphonic engagements with Real Filarmonica de Galicia & Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He also returns to Opéra de Lyon to assist with Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at Grand Théâtre de Genève. Furthermore, Marc will conduct a collaboration between Les Musicians de Louvre and amateur musicians at MC2: Grenoble in May 2021.
Marc is a strong advocate for musical education and outreach projects. In 2009, he founded a youth symphony orchestra, l’Orchestre Quipasseparlà, with the aim of finding new ways to make music accessible to everyone. This included concerts in hospitals, retirement homes and homeless shelters.
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV Cendrillon (Exerpts) Music Director: Marc Leroy-Calatayud Choreography: David Bintley Sets & Costumes: John […]