Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. Previously: Music supervisor for El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (2015); composer/conductor for the HGOco commissions After the Storm (2016), The Ninth November I Was Hiding, and Past the Checkpoints (2013); conductor of HGOco’s From My Mother’s Mother and The Bricklayer (2012); music supervisor for Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon (2010 world premiere, 2013 revival, 2010 CD reléase, and tours to San Diego Opera and Arizona Opera). HGO Studio artist (2008–10).
About the Artist:
David Hanlon has led Cruzar la Cara de la Luna since its Houston Grand Opera premiere, including revivals at HGO, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and New York City Opera. He also conducted the premiere of El Pasado Nunca Se Termina at Lyric Opera of Chicago and in its performances in Houston and San Diego. Hanlon is a frequent guest at HGO as both a conductor and composer. He conducted the HGOco premieres of his own chamber operas After the Storm (2016) and Past the Checkpoints (2013), as well as Jack Perla’s River of Light (2014) and Gregory Spears’s The Bricklayer (2012). He also conducted the premiere of Jack Perla’s Love/Hate with the San Francisco Opera Center, and his own children’s opera Listen, Wilhelmina! at Wolf Trap Opera. Hanlon has assisted on many world premieres, including The Refuge, Brief Encounter, A Christmas Carol, and O Columbia at HGO and Heart of a Soldier at San Francisco Opera, where he also assisted on Nixon in China, Siegfried, and Don Giovanni. Hanlon served as Lorin Maazel’s assistant conductor for the Castleton Festival, where he prepared operas, choral and orchestral works, and often substituted for the maestro in performance. Hanlon regularly assists at companies including Philadelphia Opera, Dallas Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Washington Concert Opera.