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Marc Leroy-Calatayud

Marc Leroy-Calatayud

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 (2018-2020) 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 Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mârouf, Savetier du Caire (Opéra National de Bordeaux), and Die Sieben Todsünden (Ensemble Nomade). He has also assisted productions of 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 La Fille mal Gardée at the Opéra National de Bordeaux.

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 continues to work closely with the Opéra National de Bordeaux, conducting Arthur Lavandier's La Légende du Roi Dragon in November as well as Prokofiev's Cendrillon choreographed by David Bintley in December. He will also be making his debut with Opéra de Lyon in their production of Spiral Pass choregraphed by Russel Maliphant. Further engagements in the 2019-20 season include conducting Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, and assisting La Bohème at Opera Bastille and Les Huguenots at Geneva Opera.

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. Marc also has a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing some of the greatest operatic masterpieces to wider audiences.

For the most up-to-date biography, please contact us. This biography should not be edited without permission from Askonas Holt. OLIVIA LYNDON-JONES / JUNE 2019

© Cyril Cosson

Agenda

September 2019

09.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel
10.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel
12.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel
13.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel
14.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel
15.09, Lyon Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, Beethoven, Patel

November 2019

17.11, Bordeaux Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, La Légende du Roi Dragon
19.11, Bordeaux Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, La Légende du Roi Dragon
20.11, Bordeaux Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, La Légende du Roi Dragon

December 2019

10.12 - 31.12 (23 performances), Bordeaux Ballet de l'ONB, ONBA, Cendrillon

February -March 2020

Assistant conductor: Grand Théâtre de Genève Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Les Huguenots

March 2020

10.03, Lausanne Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Mozart, Beethoven, Britten
11.03, Lausanne Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Mozart, Beethoven, Britten

May 2020

7.05, Santiago Real Filh. de Galicia, Beethoven, Chausson
8.05, Vigo Real Filh. de Galicia, Beethoven, Chausson
9.05, Santiago Real Filh. de Galicia, Beethoven, Chausson

May - June 2020

Assistant conductor: Opéra de Paris La Bohème

Media

Ballet: Cinderella (Prokofiev)

Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Gustav Mahler, Symphony n°1, 3rd mvt

©Cyril Cosson

Photo bannière ©Alain Herzog

GROPÉRA #02 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia en 9'

© Julien James - Photographe

Presse

Barbiere di Siviglia, 2019

"[...] Marc Leroy-Calatayud's spirited and lively conducting imprints energetic tempi as well as clear and refined gestures. We are charmed by his communicative enthusiasm: absolutely keep an eye on this talent. If Marc Leroy-Calatayud manages with simpleness to polish one of the most-played opera scores, let him promptly breathe new life on rarities!" ClassiqueNews, P. Diaz, 14/02/2019

"[...] the choir reacts to the Rossinian fluency that Marc Leroy-Calatayud pulsates from an elevated baroque pit. Rhythms and colours become sharper, the irony more biting, under his lively and energetic conducting." Toutelaculture, G. Charlassier, 15/02/2019

Mârouf, Savetier du Caire, 2018

"The young man conducts from the pit with flawless, flexible technique and dedication, highlighting the warm oriental colours, the cheerful rhythms as well as the bright fanfares from the orchestra [...]" Ôlyrix, C. Arden, 12/02/2018

"Last but not least, the Bordeaux audience acclaims with enthusiasm the qualities of young french conductor Marc Leroy-Calatayud [...]" ClassiqueNews, E. Andrieu, 14/02/2018

"The young conductor’s precise and energetic gestures [...] highlight the richness of instrumentation and its orientalist effects." Toutelaculture, G. Charlassier, 13/02/2018

Newspaper

"The young wizard", Portrait Sud-Ouest, 7/02/2018

Repertoire

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Contact

OLIVIA LYNDON-JONES, Artist Manager

olivia.lyndon-jones@askonasholt.com | +44 (0)20 7400 1740

SARA EDWARDS, Assistant Artist Manager

sara.edwards@askonasholt.com | +44 (0)20 7400 1760