Biography Born in Paris (France), Dominique Sourisse studied at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where he won six prizes, including the First Prize of orchestral conducting. Holder of the Certificate of Ability for the post of Director of National School of Music, he also teaches in the conservatories of the City of Paris and in the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is the music director of a sacred music workshop, held each summer for over twenty years. As a choir and orchestra conductor, he first specialized in oratorio. With the ensemble "Chorus 14" or the chorus "Arthur Honegger", he has conducted the great works of the repertoire, such as Bach's Johannes-Passion, Haendel's Messiah, Haydn's Jahreszeiten, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Berlioz's Enfance du Christ, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Honegger's Roi David, Poulenc's Stabat Mater or Britten's War Requiem. His dual capability, vocal and orchestral, and his taste for theater, led him developing his lyrical activity. He has already put on The Fairy Queen, Bastien und Bastienne, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, L'Elisir d'Amore, Don Pasquale, Macbeth, La Traviata, Faust, Orphée aux Enfers, La Belle Hélène, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Carmen, I Pagliacci, Pelléas et Mélisande, and founded "OpEra 12" with whom he wishes to promote the dissemination of the lyrical art as a popular art. He is currently preparing Dido and Aeneas, Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Samson et Dalila. In June 2011, he is finalist of the 4th International Opera Conducting Competition "Blue Danube".