Keith Chambers

Keith Chambers has conducted over 150 performances of 45 different operas for companies including The Dallas Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Shreveport Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera Ithaca, New Amsterdam Opera, Amarillo Opera, and First Coast Opera, among others.  He has served as Cover and/or Assistant Conductor for over 40 different operas and has assisted noted conductors Emmanuel Villaume, Patrick Summers, Graeme Jenkins, and Riccardo Frizza, among others.  He is the Founder & Artistic Director of New Amsterdam Opera.

 

A strong relationship with The Dallas Opera has provided Mr. Chambers with the opportunity to conduct The Dallas Opera Family Concerts and student performances of The Elixir of Love.  He recently led Un giorno di regno for the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program and has conducted for Amarillo Opera (Tosca), Asheville Lyric Opera (Roméo et Juliette), Manhattan Opera Studio (Radamisto, Hänsel & Gretel, Die Zauberflöte, and Le nozze di Figaro), Indianapolis Opera (South Pacific), Shreveport Opera (La bohème), Opera Ithaca (Song from the Uproar, Hamlet), and New Amsterdam Opera (La Favorita).

 

Recent conducting performances include Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi at the Vienna Kammeroper for Vienna Summer Music Festival, La bohème for Florida State University, Il barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Orlando, Die Zauberflöte for Queens College, and Hérodiade for New Amsterdam Opera.  Upcoming engagements include conducting Our Town for West Texas A&M University, Cendrillon for Furman University, Don Giovanni for Indianapolis Opera, and I Vespri Siciliani for New Amsterdam Opera. 

 

In past seasons, he conducted Werther for Martha Cardona Opera at Merkin Hall and made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting Die Zauberflöte.  He has also conducted for American Opera Projects (Nora, in the Great Outdoors), Martha Cardona Opera (Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria rusticana), Sugar Land Opera (The Impresario, The Station), New York Lyric Opera (Cendrillon, Le nozze di Figaro, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Hansel & Gretel), Opera in the Ozarks (Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore), and Halifax Summer Opera (Giulio Cesare).  For New Amsterdam Opera, he conducted the inaugural performances of the company with Beethoven's Fidelio and Verdi’s La forza del destino.  

 

Mr. Chambers is former Assistant Conductor of New York City Opera, The Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera, and Toledo Opera.  He has served as faculty of Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Florida Grand Opera Young Artist Program, CoOPERAtive Program in Princeton, Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, RESONANZ Festival and is  previous Artistic Director of The Living Opera, and Chorus Master of Shreveport Opera.  

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