Boston Lyric Opera Renews Music Director’s Contract

By Francisco Salazar

Internationally recognized conductor David Angus has signed a three-year renewal to his
contract as Music Director for Boston Lyric Opera.

The contract will take him through the 2020-21 season where he has already had two prior extensions. Angus will conduct all four operas in the company’s upcoming 2018-19 Season.

The conductor started out with the BLO in 2011 as a guest conductor and was later offered the position of  Music Director by General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson.

As music director he will continue to oversee all aspects of BLO’s music program, including conducting and musical direction, orchestra and chorus development, musician hiring and rehearsals, singer auditions in Boston, New York, the U.K. and Europe, and serving as a mentor for the company’s Emerging Artists.

In a press statement Nelson stated, “I am delighted to continue our engagement with David, whose musicianship, artistic vision, and unfailing commitment to BLO for seven years has helped us become a stronger institution artistically.”