Calendar

April

MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
01 02 03
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TOSCA
04 05
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TOSCA
06
StaatenHaus / 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Soiree mit öffentlicher Probe
07
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
TOSCA
08 09 10 11
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TOSCA
12 13
StaatenHaus Saal 2 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TOSCA
14
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
15
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A SINGTHING
16 17
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Versteck Dich (nicht)
18
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
19 20
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
21
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
22
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Versteck Dich (nicht)
23
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
24
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
25
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Opernpraktischer Workshop
26
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
27
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
28
StaatenHaus Maskenstatt / 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Whoosh
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 11:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON
StaatenHaus Saal 3 / 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Plausch am Bühnenrand
StaatenHaus Saal 1 / 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
29
StaatenHaus / 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Soiree mit öffentlicher Probe
30

Oper Köln Chorus

The chorus of Cologne Opera has existed as a professional chorus for almost 200 years. The first and second conductors were responsible for conducting the chorus for one year each, usually in alternating order. It was only about 100 years ago that the position of chorus director was introduced; they are responsible for the rehearsals of the chorus. The great era of the chorus began with chorus director Peter Hammers, who led the ensemble from 1936 to 1948. He was followed by Heinz Kellers. In 1959 Hans Wolfgang Schmitz took over and made the chorus known beyond of Cologne through radio and television recordings, recordings and guest appearances. Hans Wolfgang Schmitz and his successor Albert Limbach were assisted for over 30 years (until 2006) by Horst Meinardus as deputy chorus director who, in this capacity, was independently responsible for preparing the chorus for certain operas. From 1992 to 2005 Albert Limbach was chorus director of the opera chorus. Among the numerous performances during his era, Luigi Nono's "Intolleranza" and Peter Ruzicka's "Celan" are particularly noteworthy. In 2005 he handed over his post to Andrew Ollivant. The wide-ranging repertoire and the regular performances of contemporary works show the high musical and tonal flexibility that the opera chorus has been able to develop under his direction. Rustam Samedov has been the chorus director of the opera chorus since the 2018.19 season. In 2020, the Cologne Opera Choir received the "Best Choir" award at the OPER! AWARDS.

Cologne Opera Chorus

Chorus Director

Assistant to Chorus Director

Chorus Inspection

Nataliia Korotkova

Damen

  • Soprano

  • Alto

Herren

  • Tenor

  • Bass