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In the News

Interview with Vanessa  as expert in women composers at the Berlin premiere of the Film

Alma&Oscar, with interviewer Marlene Schleicher. 



Ein Orchester nur für Komponistinnen: OpusXX Orchestra und Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue – SWR2

Interview with Elizabeth Hahn, journalist, about the funding of OpusXX Orchestra.

Interview with RBB Radio-Kultur

Part of the ‘Feministisch, divers, weltoffen – Pionierinnen in der E-Musik’

with Sylvia Caduff, Madeleine Carruzzo, Vanessa Chaartrand-Rodrigue

Orchestre National d’Auvergne

Guest conductor with Orchestre National d’Auvergne

Concert symphonique


Maurice Jaubert, Intermèdes

Georges Delerue, Concertino pour trompette et cordes

Ennio Morricone, Esercizi for 10 strings

Georges Delerue, Récit et Choral (arrangement pour cordes de Manuel Doutrelant, création mondiale)

Nino Rota, Concerto per archi



Théâtre de Bordeaux 

25th of March 2023 @ 18h


World Premiere – April 13th , 14th 2022, Berlin  TAK-Theatre Aufbau Kreuzberg

A new theatre production from KainKollektiv. Composer and Conductor- Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue

BLACK EURYDICE / SCHWARZE EURYDIKE / EURYDICE NOIRE, kainkollektiv investigates the systematic exclusions that occurred with the implementation and emergence of European opera: the position of women and the contemporaneous onset of colonial history. 

Tak- Berlin

FFT Düsseldorf-

FLOW- OpusXX Orchestra

November  18th, 2021 : 20h00

Concert at Villa Elizabeth, Berlin

Conductor: Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue


-VÖTN for Counter-tenor and Strings by Veronique Vaka, Featuring Michael Taylor 

– Battalia a 10 ( on a theme by .Biber) by V.Chartrand-Rodrigue (world premiere)

-Falling Still for Violin and Strings by Emily Doolittle

-FLOWEN for String Orchestra by Veronique Vaka

-The Dark Island by Grace Williams (First performance since its premiere 1949)

Chamber Orchestra of

Cascais, Portugal

September 2021


Haydn: Symphony No.74

Mozart: Oboe concerto K.314

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’au faune (arr.Schönberg)


Kiev Symphony Orchestra 

July 2021

Concert and Masterclass


Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Debussy 1st Rhapsodie for Clarinet

Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune


L. Janacek

Royal Opera House, London – March 2020

Assistant conductor to Vladimir Jurowski. Regie: Claus Guth

Gaia- Eine Cyborg-Oper

Composer-Musical director  

World premiere from new piece by KainKollektiv Theater, 2021

GAIA gehört zu den 10 auserwählten Produktionen des virtuellen nachtkritik – Theatertreffens 2021.    

Mauer broadcast 

World premiere from composer Lisa Bielawa for 2 doubles chorus and wind ensemble Conductor: Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin Fall of the Wall Celebration 2019


OpusXX Orchestra: a collage of Baroque and Contemporary works, on period instruments. 

PAF Festival, Berlin May 2019

Conductor: Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue

Countertenor: Michael Taylor, Tenor: magnús hallur jónsson and dancer/ choreograph Andrea Kingston.

B. Strozzi, F. Caccini, Veronique Vaka, and Violeta Dinescu


Solist with Ensemble Phoenix16

MaerzMusik, Berlin May 2018

 Brian Ferneyhough ‘Time and Motion’ for 16 singers and percussions. I.Xenakis ‘ Suite pour la Paix, and Nuits’ .

Horos Meteoros

Dramatic Passage with Euripides and Aeschylus
by Jakob Ullmann

Documenta14, Megaron Concert Hall, Athens 

Solist with Ensemble Phoenix16

A mini-opera created on the occasion of the centennial of the Gare du Nord railway station on the Swiss-German border in Basel. The project, which was developed around the station’s history, brings to light its dark past during the Nazi regime, as well as the larger issues of persecution and borders connected to the station. For his composition Horos Meteoros, Ullmann chose to explore the concept of borders, inspired by Euripides and Aeschylus, in particular Aeschylus’s The Suppliants


I saw the world collapse and it was only a word

by Hassan Khan

Albertinum Museum, Dresden 2019

Komposition und Libretto: Hassan Khan
Aufgeführt von den Sänger*innen des SolistenEnsemble Phoenix16
Nataliya Bogdanova
Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue
Suzanne Fischer
Polly Ott
Eva Zwedberg
Mobiltelefon: Sonia Lescene

Carmen by G. Bizet

Berlin Opera Summer Academy

Assistant conductor, and French diction coach

Kirche Elizabeth, Berlin 2018

Musical Director: Peter Leonard
Staging: Gidon Sacks, Choreograph: Andrea. D. Kingston 


document1 by Jace Clayton ( New York)

Julius Eastman Festschrift

Conductor and Singer- SAVVY, Berlin 2017


Les Contes d’Hoffmann

 with Opera on Tap Berlin

Conductor, Assistant

Delphi theatre, Berlin 2016

Les Contes d’Hoffmann  by Jacques Offenbach, Libretto by Jules Barbier Directed by Gidon Saks

Music Director: Tim Ribchester 


Don Giovanni – W.A.Mozart

Assistant conductor 

AllTags Oper Berlin 2015