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Alan Woodbridge

Alan Woodbridge studied at the Royal College of Music in London and was a member of the British Youth Opera, English National Opera and Opera North. Currently he is choir conductor at Opéra de Lyon. He has conducted productions including La bohème, La fille du régiment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Curlew River, Noye’s Fludde and Let’s Make an Opera. He regularly gives concerts with the choir and orchestra of Opéra de Lyon, including recent performances of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and Bach cantatas. In 2002 he won a Grammy Award for his contribution to the production of Doktor Faust under the conductor Kent Nagano; he conducted the choir and also played the organ. Productions including The Rake’s Progress, La sonnambula, Les contes d’Hoffmann and Lohengrin have been recorded on CD. Alan Woodbridge has also collaborated with the choir of Radio France. In the upcoming seasons he will conduct Britten’s War Requiem in Japan and Curlew River (Lyons, Sydney).

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