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Eiki Isomura

Eiki Isomura




Eiki Isomura is artistic director and principal conductor of Opera in the Heights in Houston, where he has led over 100 performances of over 25 operas. He previously served on the music staff of Arizona Opera and HGO, preparing the workshops and world premieres of numerous chamber operas, including next season’s company-commissioned world premiere, Meilina Tsui/Melisa Tien’s The Big Swim. Recent and upcoming engagements include Toshio Hosokawa’s The Raven at Opera Philadelphia; Jack Perla/Jessica Murphy Moo’s An American Dream at Opera Santa Barbara; the world premiere of Laura Schwendinger/Ginger Strand’s Cabaret of Shadows, Trevor Weston’s Stars, Marcus Maroney’s Velvet, Rob Smith’s Sprint, and Pierre Jalbert’s All is Now with MUSIQA; Tosca at Opera Orlando; Albert Herring at the Harrower Workshop at Georgia State University; and Pirates of Penzance with Houston Gilbert & Sullivan Society. A devoted advocate for new music, Isomura has formed partnerships between numerous organizations and his home company, Opera in the Heights, to co-commission and co-produce numerous critically acclaimed new operas. In addition to his work as conductor, producer, educator, and librettist/translator, Isomura is a sought-after adjudicator of vocal competitions and panelist for arts organizations. He serves on the Opera America Artistic Services Council and holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler, who also mentored him as a conducting fellow at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. 

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