Matthew Rose Named Artistic Director of Deal Music and Arts

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Lena Kern)

The Board of Deal Music and Arts has announced the appointment of its new Artistic Director Matthew Rose.

Rose will take up his appointment at the beginning of October ready to plan the 2023 season.

In a statement Chair of Trustees, Christopher Cook said, “We are so lucky to have Matthew as our new artistic director. His commitment to the arts in these troubled days will bring innovation and commitment to the Festival, helping to rethink our relationships with the diverse communities that we serve in East Kent as we celebrate our fiftieth birthday”

Rose is an international singer who performs regularly at the Teatro alla Scala, The Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Lyon, Houston Grand Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. He has worked with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Charles Mackerras, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, and Antonio Pappano.

Deal Music & Arts has brought the best in arts and culture to East Kent for nearly 40 years, and in that time has welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists.  Over those years, the organization has evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organization that maintains the festival and supports a series of education programs.