The Chorus

Chorus Master Tilman Michael

Oper Frankfurt's chorus is one of the largest in Germany. The stagione-system was introduced in 1993 and the chorus reduced. A few years later Oper Frankfurt returned to the repertoire system and the chorus was enlarged again. It is now possible to perform operas with demanding roles for a large chorus using the chorus' own forces, with only the occasional help of extra chorus members.

Oper Frankfurt's Chorus, under Tilman Michael's leadership since the 2014/2015 season, and regularly praised by public and press alike, were voted »Chorus of the Year 2022« by Opernwelt magazine, above all for their extraordinary achievements in last season's breathtaking new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse. They won second place in this category in 2005.

A chorus' "role" in an opera is often as difficult and demanding as a soloists "leading role" - one only has to think of Verdi's operas or great Russian operas such as Mussorgsky's "Khowanshchina". 

Solo roles are regularly entrusted to members of Opera Frankfurt's Chorus. This means that chorus singers' voices are also trained to soloist standards so that their voice can »carry« in the opera house. They must train every day, even on days when there is no performance. They constantly work at furthering their artistic development in lessons, on the operatic stage or in concert. 

The international spectrum of the opera's chorus is huge - with members from the USA, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, Chile, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Albania and, of course, Germany. This babylonian mixture of languages ceases when the chorus sing on stage in a common language: in German, Italian, English, French, Russian and Czech. This in itself is impressive enough but they must also sing everything from memory.

If you would like to enquire about vacancies in the Opera Chorus, Extra Chorus or Children's chorus, or have any other questions about the Frankfurt Opera Chorus, send an email to one of the people in the chorus office, see below.

Chorus Master

Tilman Michael
Phone + 49 (0)69 212 37 548

ASSISTANT Chorus Master & Children's Chorus Master

Álvaro Corral Matute


Maria Karb

Chorus Office

Gesa Johanna Horn

Maite Ezpeleta, your contact if applying to join the Extra Chorus

Chorus vacancies


Malin Aldener Nardi, Julia Jordan Bell, Christine Brenk, Marta Casas, Jerilyn Rothe, Janice Creswell, Katrin Dieckelt-Kowalczyk, Stefanie Heidinger, Birgit Herget, Ursula Hering, Julia Katharina Heße, Alketa Hoxha, Bock-Sill Kim, Euikyung Kim, Elke Kerstin Nordeck, Anna Oswald, Kalliopi Patrona, Camelia Suzana Peteu, Jadranka Petrovic-Cadez, Chloe Robbins, Bianca Schatte, Michaela Gisela Schaudel, Konstanze Schlaud, Magdalena Tomczuk

Enikö Boros, Emma Char, Grace Eunchoung Choi, Janet Collins, Yvonne Hettegger, Katja Isken-Sturm, Hyowon Jung, Young Sook Kim, Anja Knittel, Tiina Lönnmark, Julia Mattheis, Hiromi Mori, Tatiana Press, Hyemi Rusch-Jung, Rebekka Stolz, Emma Stannard, Anna Suchotzkaja, Elena Tasevska, Svea Verfürth, Christiane Maria Waschk-Gemünd, Jianhua Zhu

Roberto Cassani, Hyun Ouk Cho, Alexey Egorov, Hwayoung Noah Eum, Sebastian Franz, Donát Havár, Patrick Henckens, Ricardo Iturra, Sung Ho Kim, Young Shik Kim, Hyung Kwon Lee, Johannes Lehner, Pere Llompart, Constantin Neiconi, Florian Richter, Enzo Salini, Won Woo Shim, Otakar Souček

Olivier Brunel, Thomas Charrois, Yan Lei Chen, Jin Soo Choi, Aslan Diasamidze, Dong-Hyub Hong, Garegin Hovsepian, Cheol Kang, Nicolai Klawa, Hyeonjoon Kwon, Rastislav Lalinský, Jin Soo Lee, Yongchul Lim, Lars Rößler, Thomas Schobert, Gerhard Singer, Pavel Smirnov, Boris Stenzel


They're aged between 9 and 18 and love singing and being on stage! They meet up to practise every Thursday and then there are rehearsals for those involved in productions, and vocal training.

Musical Director Álvaro Corral Matute
Vocal Coach Anna Ryberg
Project Management Adda Grevesmühl