The Marriage of Figaro and Rusalka
About the Artist:
Internationally renowned conductor Harry Bicket is making his HGO debut with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and also conducts the concurrent performances of Dvořák’s Rusalka. He was named artistic director of The English Concert in 2007 and became chief conductor of Santa Fe Opera in 2013. Born in Liverpool, he studied at the Royal College of Music and Oxford University and is an accomplished harpsichordist. Plans for the 2015–16 season include returns to Oslo Philharmonic and Royal Northern Sinfonia as well as his debut with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Maometto with Canadian Opera Company; and, with The English Concert, continuing a Handel cycle with Orlando, which tours to Europe and America. Wigmore Hall appearances include programs featuring countertenors Iestyn Davies and Andreas Scholl. Highlights of recent seasons include productions for Santa Fe Opera (Fidelio, La finta giardiniera); the Metropolitan Opera (Rodelinda, La clemenza di Tito, Giulio Cesare); Canadian Opera Company (Hercules); Gran Teatre del Liceu (Agrippina, Lucio Silla); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Rinaldo); and Bordeaux Opera (Alcina). He has also toured extensively with The English Concert including the recent critically acclaimed concert versions of Handel’s Theodora, Alcina, and Hercules at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs Élysées; and Barbican Centre, London. Future plans include extensive concert and touring projects with The English Concert and visits to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.