Los Angeles Opera has announced that Jeremy Frank is its new Chorus Director.
Frank has worked in over 60 productions with the company and has served as associate chorus director, assistant conductor, and faculty member with the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. He has also assisted with the preparation of operas and vocal chamber music at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has collaborated with usch organizations as Wolf Trap Opera, Seattle Opera, Utah Opera, and Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen.
He will take over for Grant Gershon who is stepping down from his position at the end of this season.
“I’m deeply honored to be a steward carrying on Grant’s legacy with the LA Opera Chorus and to lead these wonderful singers as we expand into new projects and repertoire,” Frank said in an official press statement. “The role of any opera chorus is critically important. In many ways, we serve as a bridge or conduit between the principal characters on stage and the audience. With our beautiful singing and expressive acting, we shape the way the audience feels the story and we are their representatives for expressing and experiencing joy, terror, rage—the whole range of human experience.”