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Lalla Roukh
          

Artists

Ryan Brown, conductor

Bernard Deletré, director
Anuradha Nehru,* choreographer
Chitra Kalyandurg,* assistant choreographer 

Colin K. Bills, lighting designer
Poonam Bhagat,* costume designer 

 

Marianne Fiset,* Lalla Roukh

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Noureddin

Nathalie Paulin, Mirza

Bernard DeletréBaskir

David Newman, Bakbara

Andrew Adelsberger, Kaboul

 

Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus

 

*company debut

 

Current Season

 L'Invitation au Voyage


Lalla Roukh


 Actéon

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro

Born in Geneva to Chilean parents, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro grew up surrounded by Latin-American culture. Early, he entered Geneva Conservatoire Populaire's “Les Pueri,” with which he made his debut on the Grand Théâtre stage. After studying oboe in Geneva and Lausanne, where he graduated with a first prize, congratulated by the jury, he devoted himself to singing and studied with Marga Liskutin in Geneva, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson in London, then with Ruben Amoretti in Neuchâtel. He also improved thanks to Christiane Stutzmann's advice in Nancy, France. He made his debut conducted by Michel Corboz in Lausanne's vocal ensemble, in pieces like Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's masses, Handel's Te Messiah, Monteverdi's Vespers and Bach's Mass in B Minor, Christmas Oratorio and Passions. He was thereafter invited to several festivals, including La Chaise-Dieu, Noirlac, Beaune, Ambronay, les Folles Journées de Nantes, Utrecht, Granada, and Lisbon. Mr. Gonzalez Toro regularly performs all around the world: United States (the title role of Le Magnifique by Grétry for Opera Lafayette in Washington and New York), Germany and Austria (the parts of Melindo, Ancrocco, Ergauro in Paride in Potsdam and Innsbruck); Johannes Passion by Bach in Frankfurt), Poland (Bach's Mass in B Minor with Les Musiciens du Louvre in Krakow), and Greece as Idomeneo's High Priest with Le Cercle de l'Harmonie). Highlights of his previous seasons include: Arnalta in L'Incoronazione di Poppea in Oslo, Lille, and Dijon (2011-2012); the title roles in Dardanus and Platée in Beaune, Strasbourg, and Paris; La Fille de Mme Angot (Pomponnet) and La Périchole (Piquillo) in Lausanne; and the part of Aquilio in Farnace that led him not only to Paris Téâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Opéra du Rhin in France, but also to Amsterdam, Oldenburg and Lausanne. In 2012-2013, Mr. Gonzalez Toro can be heard, among others, in Paris, Lausanne, and London in the title role of Lully's Phaëton with les Talens Lyriques; in New York and Washington DC with Opera Lafayette (Lalla Roukh); in Tokyo for Le Malade Imaginaire; in Paris and Aix-en Provence with Accentus for Johannes Passion and in St Etienne as Trémolini in Offenbach's La Princesse de Trébizonde.