Ching-Lien Wu Appointed New Chorus Master at Opéra National de Paris

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: © Sebastien Galtier / Dutch National Opera)

Ching-Lien Wu, Chorus Master of De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, has been appointed new Chorus Master at Opéra National de Paris.

Ching-Lien Wu studied in Taipei and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon. In 1989, Wu was appointed Chief of Singing at l’Opéra de Nantes, which was followed by the position of the Assistant of the Chorus Master at Théâtre du Capitole à Toulouse. In 1991, Wu was appointed Chorus Master at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and subsequently at Grand Théâtre de Genève. Wu made her De Nationale Opera debut in 2013, with Prokofiev’s “L’Amour des trois oranges,” and went on to become an Artistic Manager of the DNO Chorus in 2014.

Wu also conducts numerous concerts at the helm of her own Choir “Le Motet de Genève” with l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, and l’Orchestratus Genevensis.

“Congratulations to Ching-Lien on this thrilling new appointment at Opéra National de Paris, it is so well deserved. Ching-Lien has worked tirelessly, always striving for higher quality and with full dedication to our one-of-a-kind chorus. And this has not gone unnoticed! I wish Ching-Lien the best of luck and fulfilment in this beautiful new challenge in her career, and on behalf of DNO thank her for her especially inspiring work. We will definitely miss her,” said DNO director Sophie de Lint in an official statement.

“By chance, I was at a DNO rehearsal years ago, and since then dreamed of working there. This dream came true in 2014, when I was appointed as artistic manager of the chorus! Over all these years it has been a delight to work with exceptional conductors, directors, singers and artistic teams. It’s a great pleasure to lead this chorus which has such huge potential. Each individual ensures that it is able to blossom. Each voice helps to make the sound richer. Together we aim to touch our audience’s hearts. I’m so happy that I was part of this fantastic team,” Wu noted.

Wu will take over her new position in April 2021.