Washington National Opera Chorus

The members of the Washington National Opera Chorus are some of the finest singers in the Mid-Atlantic area. The company draws from an established pool of about 100 very talented singers to meet the needs of each production. Many WNO choristers have solo careers in oratorio and opera outside of the company locally, regionally, and nationally. Several members have been hired to sing small roles and even principal roles with WNO. Since the inception of The Opera Society of Washington to today, the chorus has been led by Paul Calloway, Norman Scribner, William Huckaby, Randolph Mauldin, Stephen Crout, Alan Nathan and since 1997, Steven Gathman.

They have collaborated with conductors Julius Rudel, John Mauceri, Cal Stewart Kellogg, Music Director Emeritus Heinz Fricke, current Music Director Philipp Auguin, Plácido Domingo, Emmanuel Villaume and various others. There have been many memorable collaborations with stage directors such as Frank Corsaro, Bliss Hebert, Gian Carlo Menotti, Sonja Frisell, Stephen Lawless, Marta Domingo, Paolo Miccichè and current Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.

The chorus sings in seven languages: English, Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Czech. It has also garnered sterling reviews from the local and national press.

Chorus Auditions

Chorus Auditions for WNO’s 2015/2016 season have concluded. Please check back in the late fall of 2015 for the Audition Notice for the 2016/2017 season.

Washington National Opera Chorus Roster

  • Spencer Adamson
  • Alex Alburqueque
  • Jennifer Royall Anderson
  • David Artz
  • Tim Augustin
  • Connie Coffelt Bailey
  • James S. Bailey
  • Ruth Bailis
  • Marta Kirilloff Barber
  • Andrew Bawden
  • Lisa Berger
  • Michael Bicoy
  • J Austin Bitner
  • Teresa R. Bonzagni
  • John Boulanger
  • Charles Bowers
  • Yolanda Denise Bryant
  • Jason Buckwalter
  • Peter Burroughs
  • Nicole Butler
  • Robert Cantrell
  • Anamer Castrello
  • Eduardo Castro
  • Adam Caughey
  • Luciana Cecille
  • Suzanne S. Chadwick
  • Jaely Chamberlain
  • Jonathan Champ
  • Jihanna Charlton-Davis
  • Kimberly Christie
  • Alexandra Christoforakis
  • William Commins
  • Patrick Cook
  • Keith Craig
  • Tad Czyzewski
  • Louis Davis, Jr.
  • Alice Dillon
  • Maria Dolan
  • Aurelio Dominguez
  • Douglas S. Dykstra
  • Kehembe V. Eichelberger
  • Kyle Engler
  • Angeli Ferrette
  • Harvey D. Fort
  • Elizabeth W. Freeman
  • Jeffrey Gates
  • Vijay Ghosh
  • Grace Gori
  • David Gradin
  • Ethan Greene
  • Denise Gulley
  • Prince Edward Havely
  • Jason Hentrich
  • Jonathan Hoffman
  • Joshua Hong
  • Nicholas Houhoulis
  • Sammy Huh
  • Patricia Hussey
  • Leah Inger
  • Annadaire Ingram
  • Devandas James
  • Wayne Jennings
  • William Jones
  • James Joo
  • Jin Won Jung
  • Katie Katinas
  • Megan Kellogg
  • Dong Keon Kim
  • Linda Kirk
  • Melissa Kornacki
  • Anna Korsakova
  • Eunseo Koo
  • Shaina Kuhn
  • Michelle Kunz
  • Jaenam Lee
  • Jarrod Lee
  • Jason Lee
  • Young Joo Lee
  • Tricia Lepofsky
  • Joyce Lundy
  • Jennifer Mathews
  • Rob McGinness
  • Andrew McLaughlin
  • Charles Miller
  • Matthew Joseph Minor
  • David B. Morris
  • Madeleine Murphy
  • Seong Won Nam
  • Matthew Osifchin
  • Erin Passmore
  • Simone Paulwell
  • Keith H. Pennick
  • Sean Pflueger
  • Vito Pietanza
  • Patricia Portillo
  • William Powell
  • Angela K. Pregano
  • Aaron Reeder
  • Alizon Reggioli
  • Frederic Rey
  • Norwood Robinson
  • Darnell Roulhac
  • Ameerah Sabreen
  • José Sacin
  • Andrew Sauvageau
  • James Shaffran
  • Yoonsoo Shin
  • Pamela Thérèse Simonson
  • Anne Brodeur Sommers
  • Margaret Stricklett
  • Michael Talley
  • Aaron Theno
  • Morris Thomas
  • Anthony Torchia
  • Alia Waheed
  • Madelyn Wanner
  • Kevin Wetzel
  • Amanda Williams
  • Justin T. Wilson
  • Amira Young

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