Romanian National Opera Announces Artistic Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Israeli conductor Eitan Schmeisser has been named artistic director of Romanian National Opera starting next season.

Schmeisser is a conductor and pianist born in Israel who graduated cum laude from the conducting program at the Tel Aviv Music Academy and completed his second degree under the guidance of the late Mendi Rodan.

He has conducted the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Camerata Jeruslaem, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra IBA, and Barrocade. He has also conducted at the Perugia Music Festival.

Schmeisser has worked as a harpsichordist and pianist for opera productions and founded the Bononcini Ensemble and Venice female voice ensemble. He was the Chorus Master and Head of Music at the Israeli Opera.