Marc Leroy-Calatayud

Marc Leroy-Calatayud

Born and raised in Lausanne by a French father and a Bolivian mother, Marc has been Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Bordeaux since 2016 where he regularly conducts opera and ballet performances, as well as symphonic concerts. He is a conducting fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater Heute (2018-2020) and studied conducting in Vienna and Zürich with Mark Stringer and Johannes Schlaefli. He has participated in masterclasses with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski and Bernard Haitink.

A passionate opera conductor, Marc enjoys a wide operatic repertoire from Händel and Mozart to Ravel, Weill and Rihm. Recent highlights include productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mârouf, Savetier du Caire (Opéra National de Bordeaux), and Die Sieben Todsünden (Ensemble Nomade).

This season he will assist productions of Manon at Opéra Comique in Paris and Jakob Lenz at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Marc made his ballet conducting debut in June 2018 with a Kylían-Béjart-Robbins production and recently conducted La Fille mal Gardée at the Opéra National de Bordeaux.

Symphonic highlights include Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, SudwestdeutschePhilharmonie Konstanz, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Limoges and Janacek Philharmonie Ostrava. As an assistant, Marc has worked with conductors including Marc Minkowski, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Paul Daniel & Domingo Hindoyan.

Marc is a strong advocate for musical education and outreach projects. In 2009, he founded a youth symphony orchestra, l’Orchestre Quipasseparlà, with the aim of finding new ways to make music accessible to everyone. This included concerts in hospitals, retirement homes and homeless shelters.

For the most up-to-date biography, please contact us. This biography should not be edited without permission from Askonas Holt. OLIVIA LYNDON-JONES / JANUARY 2019

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Opéra National de Bordeaux

As an assistant conductor, Marc assists and covers every opera and ballet production of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, as well as every concert of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. More information on

September 2018

21.09, Montreux Musikkollegium Winterthur, Haydn, Mendelssohn
25.09, Winterthur Musikkollegium Winterthur, Dubugnon, Haydn, Mendelssohn
29.09, Winterthur Musikkollegium Winterthur, Haydn, Mendelssohn

November 2018

23.11, Limoges Orchestre de l'Opéra de Limoges, Gala des Voix Nouvelles
24.11, Bordeaux Orchestre de l'Opéra de Limoges, Gala des Voix Nouvelles

December 2018

11.12 - 31.12 (17 représentations), Bordeaux Ballet de l'ONB, ONBA, La fille mal gardée

February 2019

7.02-13.02, Bordeaux Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Il Barbiere di Siviglia

March 2019

3.03, Limoges Orchestre de l'Opéra de Limoges, Operakids, La Cavale

April-May 2019

Assistant conductor: Opéra Comique, Paris Les musiciens du Louvre, Manon, Massenet

June-July 2019

Assistant conductor: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Ensemble Modern, Jakob Lenz, Rihm


Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Opéra: Mârouf, Savetier du Caire (Rabaud)

Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée (Hérold)

Gustav Mahler, Symphony n°1, 3rd mvt

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Photo bannière ©Alain Herzog

GROPÉRA #01 - Anna Bolena en 9'

GROPÉRA #02 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia en 9'

GROPÉRA #03 - Manon en 9'

© Julien James - Photographe


Barbiere di Siviglia, 2019

"[...] Marc Leroy-Calatayud's spirited and lively conducting imprints energetic tempi as well as clear and refined gestures. We are charmed by his communicative enthusiasm: absolutely keep an eye on this talent. If Marc Leroy-Calatayud manages with simpleness to polish one of the most-played opera scores, let him promptly breathe new life on rarities!" ClassiqueNews, P. Diaz, 14/02/2019

"[...] the choir reacts to the Rossinian fluency that Marc Leroy-Calatayud pulsates from an elevated baroque pit. Rhythms and colours become sharper, the irony more biting, under his lively and energetic conducting." Toutelaculture, G. Charlassier, 15/02/2019

Mârouf, Savetier du Caire, 2018

"The young man conducts from the pit with flawless, flexible technique and dedication, highlighting the warm oriental colours, the cheerful rhythms as well as the bright fanfares from the orchestra [...]" Ôlyrix, C. Arden, 12/02/2018

"Last but not least, the Bordeaux audience acclaims with enthusiasm the qualities of young french conductor Marc Leroy-Calatayud [...]" ClassiqueNews, E. Andrieu, 14/02/2018

"The young conductor’s precise and energetic gestures [...] highlight the richness of instrumentation and its orientalist effects." Toutelaculture, G. Charlassier, 13/02/2018


"The young wizard", Portrait Sud-Ouest, 7/02/2018


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