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Cyril Englebert

Graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Liège, Cyril Englebert has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Yuri Simonov, Sir Neville Marriner, Patrick Davin, Ronald Zollman, Pierre Bartholomée, and Georges-Elie Octors.

His career began at the age of 21 when he took the helm of the Jean-Noël Hamal Orchestra for six seasons, along with two choirs from the Liège region. Noticed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, then director of the Royal Opera of Wallonia-Liège, he was hired as assistant conductor in November 2010. This led to several successful engagements, including acclaimed productions such as Offenbach/Belle Hélène, Puccini/Tosca, Auber/Manon Lescaut, and Offenbach/Orphée aux enfers.

Over the years, Cyril has had the opportunity to work with renowned artists such as Paolo Arrivabeni, Christian Zacharias, Claudio Scimone, Jose Cura, Lionel Lhote, Sumi Jo, Sébastien Droy, Mark Rucker, Daniella Dessi, June Anderson, Jodie Devos, and Marc Laho.

In addition to his operatic work, Cyril is passionate about symphonic music, leading to regular invitations from the Hulencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2016, he was invited to work at the Opera Theatre of Metz-Métropole to conduct Donizetti/Don Pasquale and stepped in at short notice to conduct Benatsky/L'Auberge du cheval blanc. Leading the National Orchestra of Metz, his debut in France was well-received, leading to subsequent invitations to open the 18-19 and 19-20 seasons with Gounod/Faust and Verdi/Rigoletto, as well as to conduct choreographed performances and the French premiere of Aucassin et Nicolette by Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

For six years now, Cyril has directed productions at the Reims Opera that have been widely acclaimed, including Carmen/Bizet, Rusalka/Dvorak, and Faust/Gounod, as well as several symphonic concerts.


He has also had the opportunity to conduct renowned orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Wallonia-Liège, the Orchestra of the Toulon Opera, the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra.

As a dedicated educator, Cyril Englebert teaches choral conducting at the  Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur (IMEP) as well as at the Royal Conservatory of Liège.

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