Michel Singher, Conductor
Opera Conductor
Opera Conducting Engagements
 
Upcoming
West Bay Opera, February 2013
Lucia di Lammermoor
 
2012
West Bay Opera
Aida
Don Giovanni
 
2011
Opera Academy of California
Idomeneo
Opera Idaho
La fille du régiment
 
2010
West Bay Opera
La Forza del destino
 
2000s
Anchorage Opera
Tosca
Un Ballo in maschera
Illinois Opera Theater
Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Opera San Jose
La Traviata
Rimrock Opera (Billings, MT)
The Marriage of Figaro
San Jose State Opera Theater
Roman Fever (Robert Ward)
Suor Angelica
The Three Fat Women of Antibes (Reese)
The Village Singer (Stephen Paulus)
West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, CA)
Carmen
1990s
Arizona Opera
Lakmé
Manon
Roméo et Juliette
Florida State Opera
L'heure Espagnole / Gianni Schicchi
Rigoletto
Greater Buffalo Opera
Carmen
Opera Colorado
Roméo et Juliette
Reimann Opera Theater (NYC)
Hotel Eden (Mollicone)
San Francisco Opera
(cover conductor)
I vespri siciliani
Vêc Makropulos
Utah Festival Opera
Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi
 
1970s, 1980s
Arizona Opera
Manon
Music Academy of the West
Manon
Opera Grand Rapids
The Student Prince
Braunschweig State Theater
Bremen State Theater
Freiburg Municipal Opera
Hamburg State Opera
Kassel Municipal Theater
Opera Forum (Netherlands)
Royal Flemish Opera (Antwerp)
Wuppertal Municipal Theater

Opera Reviews

West Bay Opera—Don Giovanni, 2012
"Credit Singher—who enforced brisk tempos, drew dynamic playing from the orchestra, and supported his youthful singers at every turn—with the lion's share of the evening's success. There was nothing lightweight about the orchestra under Singher... Singher understands that Don Giovanni requires propulsive drive, firm tempos and keen dramatic tension, and he delivered on all counts. The results were buoyant and unflaggingly engaging."

San Francisco Classical Voice

"The orchestra members under Michel Singher—in tireless brilliance throughout the opera—outdid themselves in this scene, their speedy sixteenth notes emerged from the orchestra pit like the laughing flames from hell. Their small number works in Mozart—they sounded more like chamber music than an orchestral accompaniment, which is wonderful. From overture to finale, Singher took brisk tempos, clocking in at under 2.5 hours."

San Jose Classical Music Examiner

Roméo et Juliette
"The Colorado Symphony plays like a dream for conductor Michel Singher, and the fight scene and 'O jour de deuil' chorus in Act 3 are superb."

The Denver Post

"From beginning to end, he conducts this astonishing music in the right way, with a passion that's always tempered by refinement and the highest standards of musical execution."

Arizona Daily Star, Phoenix

"Singher cultivated a vibrant transparency in the orchestra and coaxed first-rate singing from the cast."

Arizona Republic, Phoenix

Un ballo in maschera
"The full-bodied orchestra, with its large string section, was in fine form Saturday night under the baton of Maestro Michel Singher, giving Verdi's orchestrations the necessary robustness without ever overpowering the voices."

The Anchorage Press

Rigoletto
"We could feel a new, fresh wind blowing through the score, fanning blazes of passion as well as purer emotions, with exceptional sweep."

't Pallieterke, Antwerp

The Merry Widow
"The orchestra, conducted with sureness and lightness by Michel Singher, imbued Franz Lehar's famous melodies with the bubbling vivacity or the enveloping languor one would ideally expect."

Le Soir, Brussels

Le Rossignol (Stravinsky)
"From the loudest fortissimo to the softest pianissimo, everything jelled perfectly."

Oper und Konzert, Munich

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
"Conductor Michel Singher had everything firmly in hand and made splendid music."

De Rotterdammer

Conducted Repertoire

Operas
Il Trionfo dell' Onore (Scarlatti)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Paisiello)
Bastien und Bastienne
Le Nozze di Figaro
Don Giovanni
Così fan tutte
Die Zauberflöte
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
L'Elisir d'amore
Der Freischütz
Undine (Lortzing)
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Si j'étais roi (Adam)
Rigoletto
La Traviata
I Vespri siciliani
Un Ballo in maschera
La Forza del destino
Don Carlo
Aida
Otello
Falstaff
Der fliegende Holländer
Tannhäuser
Roméo et Juliette
Carmen
Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Manon
Lakmé
Prodana Nevesta (The Bartered Bride)
Rusalka

 
 
Der Zigeunerbaron
Hänsel und Gretel
Cavalleria Rusticana
Pagliacci
La Boheme
Tosca
Il Tabarro
Suor Angelica
Gianni Schicchi
Ariadne auf Naxos
Vêc Makropulos
Le Rossignol
The Rake's Progress
L'heure espagnole
Il Campiello (Wolf-Ferrari)
Die Kluge
Albert Herring
The Turn of the Screw
Dialogues des Carmélites
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Der Junge Lord (Henze)
School for Wives (Liebermann)
The Voice of Ariadne (Musgrave)
The Village Singer (Paulus)
Hotel Eden (Mollicone)
The Clever Mistress (Sirota)

 
Operettas
La Périchole
Ruddigore
The Mikado
 
Die lustige Witwe
Die Czardasfürstin (Kalman)
The Student Prince

 
Musicals
The Sound of Music
 
Annie


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