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Jacques Blanc

Choirmaster

Jacques Blanc studied the piano at the Marseille National Conservatory and orchestral direction with Jésus Etcheverry. He started off as a vocal coach, later becoming the choirmaster at the Nantes and Strasbourg Operas. He assisted Jeffrey Tate and George Prêtre, before becoming a conductor in his own right in Bordeaux, Montpellier, Limoges, Nice and Nantes. From 1986 to 1988, he was the director of vocal studies at the CNIPAL in Marseille. From 1999 to 2010 he was the chief choir master and the director of vocal studies of the Opéra de Bordeaux, and took part in Turandot, Carmen and La bohème. He currently focuses on conducting, as well as guiding young singers in their careers though the study of repertoire. He recently directed La Traviata on tour with the Opéra en Plein Air.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: Die Zauberflöte (1991) as Armin Jordan's assistant; Phi-Phi (2014) and La belle de Cadix (2016) as conductor; Manon (2014), La veuve joyeuse (2014), My Fair Lady (2015), Les mamelles de Tirésias (2016), La vie parisienne (2016), La bohème and Hamlet (2017) as choirmaster.