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Christophe Grapperon

Conductor of Mam'zelle Nitouche

Christophe Grapperon studied accordion and musicology before focusing on choral and orchestral direction. He was first hired as a baritone by several vocal ensembles, but also went on to perform as a soloist, for example in La Grande-duchesse de Gérolstein at the Châtelet and in Iphigénie en Tauride at the Opéra de Paris. In 2000, he assisted Marc Minkowski on a production of Manon at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Minkowski then asked him to direct the Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble choir.

Since 2007, he has overseen the musical direction of Les Brigands, alongside Loïc Boissier, and directed rare works of Lattès, Delibes, Offenbach, and more recently, Les chevaliers de la Table ronde by Hervé, a co-production with the Palazetto Bru Zane. After three years of working with the Accentus choir, Laurence Equilbey asked him to become its associate director. In 2016, he succeeded Rachid Safir at the head of the Solistes XXI ensemble. In 2016, he directed Opérakoé, a giant opera karaoke put on by the Opéra Comique, where he directed pre-concerts and discovery workshops of the following year's repertoire.