Michael Black

Chorus Master

The Australian chorus master held this position in Sydney at Opera Australia from 2001 to 2013. Black has served in this capacity for such distinguished organizations as the Edinburgh International Festival, Opera Holland Park (London), and, in Australia, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Choir, Motet Choir, Cantillation chamber choir, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Other activities include preparing the Damnation of Faust chorus at the Grant Park Music Festival, where he has worked for two seasons. As one of Australia’s most prominent vocal accompanists, Black has regularly performed for broadcasts and recordings. He has served as chorus master on four continents, and his work has been recorded and/or aired on ABC, BBC, PBS, for many HD productions in movie theaters, and on television. Michael Black is the Howard A. Stotler Chorus Master Endowed Chair.

Previously at Lyric Opera: Chorus master since 2013/14; interim chorus master, 2011/12.


Last updated: February 14, 2020
Photo: Kurt Sneddon