Opera at Artpark Announces Gil Rose as Conductor-in-Residence

By Afton Wooten

Photo Credit: Kevin Condon

Gil Rose has taken on the role of Conductor-in-Residence with Opera at Artpark.

Rose begins his charge in Opera at Artpark’s 50th season. With the help of La Fura dels Baus, a Barcelona-based performance troupe, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and over 220 performers, Rose will lead Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” This production will take place on July 29.

Last summer, Rose led a concert featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with soprano Danielle Talamantes mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, tenor Dominick Chenes, and baritone Michael Chioldi. Rose is a seasoned conductor of both opera and symphonic works. He has led performances at Tanglewood, the Matsumoto Festival of Japan, New York City Opera, Juilliard, and many more.

Rose is the founder of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera which focus on the “preservation and advancement of underperformed works through recordings.” He has served as executive producer on five GRAMMY® nominated albums and secured a Grammy in 2020 for Tobias Picker’s opera “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Odessy Opera recently recorded Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Henry VIII.”