Permanent Choir

The Teatro Colón Permanent Choir was created in 1925. In its first season it was conducted by Achille Consoli and César Stiattesi. The following year, Rafael Terragnolo took over as conductor and continued to lead the Choir for 25 years. Between 1951 and 1967, Tullio Boni was head of the choir and then succeeded in 1968 by Romano Gandolfi. Other important conductors of the Choir were Carlos Berardi, Luis de Mallea, Valdo Sciammarella, Carlos Gandolfi, Andrés Máspero, Jorge Carciofolo, Alberto Balzanelli, Vittorio Sicuri, Salvatore Caputo, Peter Burian and Miguel Fabián Martínez, its current Choir Master. In addition to its important work in the lyric seasons of the Teatro Colón, the Choir also participates in symphonic and vocal concerts. Among other works, it performed Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor, Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem, Johannes Brahms' German Requiem, Hector Berlioz's Requiem, Zoltan Kodály's Hungarian Psalmus, Igor Stravinski's Symphony of Psalms, Arnold Schönberg's Gurrelieder and Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. In 1941, it performed Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini, in one of the milestones of its rich history, which also includes being conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The number of choir members has varied over the years, and currently gathers more than 100 choristers. In order to be in its permanent staff, singers must pass vocal and artistic excellence tests. In addition to high vocal level, they must also have acting skills, since stage directors nowadays have high demands from the visual and theatrical side of its performances.

ARTISTIC BODIES

CONDUCTOR

Mtro. Miguel Fabián Martínez

ASSISTANT TO CONDUCTOR

Mtro. Ulises Maino

COORDINATOR

Antonio Andrés Giardina

ASSITANT TO COORDINATOR

Jeannette Denise Reta

FIRST SOPRANOS

Carmen Nieddu
Constanza Castillo Altamirano
Corina Inés Díaz
Elisabeth Guerrero
Eugenia Coronel Bugnon*
Gabriela Anapios
Laura Polverini
Laura Rizzo
Mariana Mederos
Rocío González
Tamara Pepe*
Verónica Ishigaki*
Maria Florencia Burgardt*
Paola Polinori*
Maria Belén Rivarola*

FIRST TENORS

Diego A. Bento
Eduardo Bosio
Fermín Prieto
Gaston Weckesser Oliveira*
Juan Eduardo Borja
Juan Gonzalez Cueto
Marcelo Monzani
Marcos Padilla
Nazaret Aufe Ferrari
Pablo Alejandro Truchijak*
Reinaldo Alcides Samaniego
Andres Cofre*
Nicolás Ignacio Sánchez*

SECOND SOPRANOS

Carina Höxter
Gabriela Ceaglio
Analía Lorena Sánchez*
Marta Del Giorgio
Natacha Nocetti*
Roxana Horton
Selene Lara Iervasi
Vera Golob
María Castillo De Lima
Cintia Velázquez
Monserrat Maldonado de Matto
Romina Patricia Jofre Muñoz*

SECONDS TENORS

Ariel Casalis
Carlos Duarte
Cristian Karim Taleb
Diego Facundo E. Domínguez*
Fernando Ferrigno
Hernán Sánchez Arteaga
Marcelo Gómez*
Ramiro Pérez

MEZZO-SOPRANOS

Cecilia Díaz
Graciana Yza
Laura Benítez
Lidice Robinson
Mariela Barzola
Sabrina Contestabile*
Vanesa Mautner
Daniela Prado*
María Victoria Gaeta*
María del Rosario Mesiano*
Mónica del Carmen Nogales García*
Trinidad Goyeneche*

BARITONES

Alberto Ingolotti
Cristian Maldonado
Enrique Gibert
Esteban Hildebrand
Gabriel Vacas
Jorge Rabuffetti
Leandro Sosa
Luis Alberto Loaiza Isler*
Marcelo Lombardero
Mariano G. Crosio
Sebastián Angulegui

CONTRALTOS

Ana Larreategui
Balanda Nora*
Cecilia Jakubowicz
Celina Torres
Ericka Cussy Alcon
Gabriela Kreig
Javiera Paredes Kreft
Mairin Esperanza Rodríguez Briceño
Myriam Casanova
Sylvia Barrios
Verónica Cano
Marcela Fernanda Novero Mora*

BASS

Augusto Nicolás Nureña
Carlos Esquivel*
Christian Peregrino
Claudio Rotella
Cristian De Marco
Edgardo Zecca
Enrique Borlenghi
Sergio Gustavo Núñez
Juan Barrile
Leonardo Fontana
Roman Modzelewski
Sergio Wamba*

* HIRED