Born and raised in Lausanne by a French father and a Bolivian mother, Marc was Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Bordeaux from 2016 to 2019 where he regularly conducted 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). He has also assisted productions of Manon at Opéra Comique in Paris and Jakob Lenz at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Furthermore, 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, Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie 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, Ingo Metzmacher and Domingo Hindoyan.
This season, Marc continues to work closely with the Opéra National de Bordeaux, conducting Arthur Lavandier's La Légende du Roi Dragon in November as well as Prokofiev's Cendrillon choreographed by David Bintley in December. He will also be making his debut with Opéra de Lyon in their production of Spiral Pass choregraphed by Russel Maliphant. Further engagements in the 2019-20 season include conducting Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, and assisting La Bohème at Opera Bastille and Les Huguenots at Geneva Opera.
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. Marc also has a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing some of the greatest operatic masterpieces to wider audiences.
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