Robert Tweten

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Robert Tweten

Conductor Robert Tweten has been described as leading with “verve and precision,” as well as having “flawless” pacing and “musicality and near-symbiotic accord with singers which always impresses.” Tweten has enjoyed a long relationship with Utah Opera/Symphony where he conducted Carmen this season, his tenth opera with the company since 2005. He has conducted extensively in his native Canada, with productions including: Tosca and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Vancouver Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly and Fidelio for Edmonton Opera, Don Giovanni for Opera Ontario, The Gondoliers for UBC Opera, and L’isola disabitata with the Canadian Opera Company, and Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi, Il Barber di Siviglia, L’italiana in Algeri, and Otello with Calgary Opera.

Recent debuts include Dayton Opera’s Madama Butterfly, Tulsa Opera’s Carmen, and La Cenerentola with El Paso Opera, and other opera companies he has conducted for include Sarasota Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Birmingham, Opera Southwest, Madison Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, a company with which he has had a long tenure as Assistant Conductor.

Performances in the upcoming 2017/2018 season will include appearances with Utah Opera, Kentucky Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as joining the faculty of the New England Conservatory where he has recently been appointed Music Director of the Opera Department.