Permanent Choir

 

Teatro Colón's Permanent Choir was created in 1925. Its first season was conducted by Achille Consoli and César Stiattesi. The following year they were succeded by Rafael Terragnolo, who remained in the post for 25 years. Tullio Boni was conductor between 1951 and 1967, and Romano Gandolfi after 1968. Other important choir conductors were Carlos Berardi, Luis de Mallea, Valdo Sciammarella, Carlos Gandolfi, Andrés Máspero, Jorge Carciofolo, Alberto Balzanelli, Miguel Martínez, Vittorio Sicuri, Salvatore Caputo and Peter Burian. The current conductor is Miguel Fabián Martínez. In addition to its important part in the Colón's opera seasons, the Permanent Choir also participates in vocal-symphonic concerts and has performed, among many others, Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor, Ludwig Van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem, Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem, Hector Berlioz's Requiem, Zoltan Kodály's Psalmus Hungaricus, Igor Stravinski's Symphony of Psalms, Arnold Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder, and Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. In 1941, the Permanent Choir performed Verdi's Messa da Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under the conduction of Arturo Toscanini, marking one of the choir's many milestones, which also includes Symphony No.9 conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The number of members of the choir has varied over the years, but it currently has more than a hundred singers. To become one of the permanent members of the Teatro Colon's Permanent Choir, they must demonstrate vocal and artistic excellence. Apart from being proficient in singing, they must be trained actors, since the directors are nowadays creating productions that are increasingly more visually and theatrically challenging.

 

Conductor
Mtro. Miguel Fabián Martínez

Assistant to Conductor
Mtro. Ulises Maino

Coordinator
Antonio Andrés Giardina

Assitant to Coordinator
Jeannette Dennisse Reta*

First Sopranos
Alicia Dagnino
Alicia Del Valle 
Carmen Fabiano  
Carmen Nieddu 
Constanza Castillo Altamirano
Corina Inés Díaz 
Dolores Díaz María 
Elisabeth Guerrero 
Eugenia Coronel Bugnon*
Gabriela Anapios 
Julia Manzitti 
Kathryn Power 
Laura Polverini 
Laura Rizzo
María Corbacho
Mariana Mederos 
Rocío González 
Silvia Gatti  
Susana Benítez 
Tamara Pepe*
Veronica Ishigaki*

First Tenors
Diego A.Bento 
Eduardo Bosio 
Fermín Prieto 
Gaston Weckesser Oliveira*
Juan Eduardo Borja 
Juan Gonzalez Cueto
Lucas  Emmanuel Arrieta*
Marcelo Monzani 
Marcos Padilla 
Nazaret Aufe Ferrari 
Néstor Sosa 
Pablo Alejandro Truchijak*
Reinaldo Alcides Samaniego  
Ricardo  Ochoa 
Ruperto Martínez 
Walter  Perretta  

Second Sopranos
Araceli Edit Quijano 
Carina Höxter  
Claudia Arce 
Gabriela Ceaglio 
Graciela Murtagh  
Lorena Analia Sanchez*
María Angélica Caruso 
Marta Del Giorgio 
Natacha Nocetti*
Romina Jofre Muñoz*
Roxana Horton 
Selene Lara Iervasi  
Vera Golob 

Seconds Tenors
Ariel Casalis  
Carlos Duarte 
Carlos Sampedro 
Cristian Karim Taleb
Daniel Andrés Gonzalez Martinez*
Diego Facundo E. Dominguez*
Fernando Ferrigno 
Garbis Adiamanian 
Hernán Sánchez Arteaga 
Juan Summa 
Manuel Terrizano 
Marcelo Gomez*
Maria Castillo De Lima 
Ramiro Pérez  
Teófilo Adam  

Mezzo-sopranos
Ana Ruanova 
Cecilia Díaz 
Cintia Velázquez 
Daniela Prado*
Graciana Yza 
Jacinta Lanusse  
Laura Benítez
Lidice Robinson 
Livia Tarsitano 
Manuela Rovira Peyrou*
Maria del Rosario Mesiano*
Mariela Barzola
Monserrat Maldonado De Matto 
Sabrina Contestabile*
Vanesa Mautner 

Baritones
Alberto Ingolotti 
Carlos Flores 
Cristian Maldonado 
Enrique Gibert 
Esteban Hildebrand 
Gabriel Vacas 
Jorge Balagna 
Jorge Rabuffetti  
Juan Trupia y Rodríguez 
Leandro Matías Sosa 
Luis Alberto Loaiza Isler*
Marcelo  Lombardero 
Mariano G. Crosio 
Sebastián Angulegui 

Contraltos
Ana Larreategui
Balanda Nora*
Carolina Paredes
Cecilia Jakubowicz 
Celina Torres 
Ericka Cussy Alcon
Javiera Paredes Kreft
Myriam Casanova 
Patricia Neme 
Rodriguez Briceño Mairin Esperanza
Silvia Sacchi 
Sylvia Barrios 
Verónica Cano 

Bass
Augusto Nicolas Nureña 
Carlos Esquivel*
Christian Peregrino 
Claudio Rotela 
Cristian De Marco 
Edgardo Zecca  
Enrique Borlenghi 
Gustavo Nuñez
Horacio Ferrere 
Jorge Moncagatti  
Juan Barrile Juan 
Julio Palacios 
Leonardo Fontana 
Roman Modzelwski

* Hired