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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 2018/2019 season have concluded. Please check back in the late fall of 2018 for the Audition Notice for the 2019/2020 season.

Washington National Opera Chorus Roster

  • Spencer Adamson
  • Alex Alburqueque
  • Emily Alcorn
  • Amy Allen §
  • Jennifer Royall Anderson §
  • David Artz
  • Tim Augustin §
  • Jack Ay §
  • James S. Bailey §
  • Joseph Baker
  • Anthony P. Ballard
  • Marta Kirilloff Barber §
  • Andrew Bawden
  • Michael Bicoy §
  • J Austin Bitner §
  • Alex Bodenham §
  • Yolanda Denise Bryant
  • Jason Buckwalter §
  • Angela Butler §
  • Nicole Butler
  • Robert Cantrell §
  • Anamer Castrello §
  • Eduardo Castro
  • Adam Caughey §
  • Luciana Cecille §
  • Suzanne S. Chadwick §
  • Jaely Chamberlain
  • Jihanna Charlton-Davis §
  • Antonio Chase
  • Kimberly Christie
  • Alexandra Christoforakis
  • Cosmo Clemens
  • William Commins §
  • Natalie Conte
  • Patrick Cook
  • Keith Craig §
  • Melissa Cregger
  • Cornelius David
  • Louis Davis, Jr. §
  • Peter de Rodriguez §
  • Alice Dillon §
  • Aurelio Dominguez §
  • Douglas S. Dykstra §
  • Kehembe V. Eichelberger §
  • Kyle Engler §
  • Angeli Ferrette
  • Jenny Anne Flory
  • 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
  • Leah Inger §
  • Annadaire Ingram §
  • Wayne Jennings §
  • William Jones §
  • James Joo
  • Jinwon Jung §
  • Courtney Kalbacker
  • Linda Kiemel §
  • Dongkeon Kim
  • Eunseo Koo
  • Shaina Kuhn
  • Jaenam Lee
  • Jarrod Lee
  • Kwang Kyu Lee
  • Young Joo Lee §
  • Jennifer Mathews §
  • Rob McGinness
  • Matthew Joseph Minor §
  • David B. Morris §
  • Colby Mullen
  • Madeleine Murphy §
  • Seong Won Nam §
  • Daniel Neer
  • Matthew Osifchin §
  • Amanda Palmeiro
  • Julia Park
  • Erin Passmore
  • Simone Paulwell
  • Keith H. Pennick §
  • Sean Pflueger §
  • Vito Pietanza §
  • Patricia Portillo §
  • Angela K. Pregano §
  • Alizon Reggioli §
  • Frederic Rey
  • Christopher Douglas Rhodovi §
  • Delaney Rosen
  • Darnell Roulhac
  • Ameerah Sabreen §
  • José Sacin §
  • Andrew Sauvageau
  • James Shaffran §
  • Daniel Sherwood
  • Pamela Thérèse Simonson §
  • Darrick Speller
  • Jenete St. Clair
  • Michael Talley §
  • Christine Thomas §
  • Anthony Torchia §
  • Michael Van Maele
  • Marybeth Verchot
  • Alia Waheed §
  • Louisa Waycott
  • James Williams
  • Victoria Wood
  • Abigail Wright
  • Amira Young
  • Antony Zwerdling

§ Washington National Opera Chorus member with 10 or more seasons of service