Evan Rogister is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. A dual citizen of the United States and Germany, Rogister enjoys meaningful artistic partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic.
From 2018 to 2021, Rogister conducts Göteborg Opera’s first-ever complete cycle of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Rogister collaborates with director Stephen Langridge on Die Walküre in 2019 and the entire cycle will culminate in 2021, the 400th Anniversary of the city of Göteborg with Götterdämmerung. For his first productions as Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera, Rogister leads Don Giovanni and Porgy and Bess.
Evan Rogister’s 2019/20 season includes a documentary recording for Swedish Television with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra dedicated to Jenny Lind, in preparation for her 200th anniversary in 2020, and a concert with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and soloists Elin Rombo and Annie Ternström as part of the Baltic Sea Festival. Rogister also collaborates with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for an Opera Gala, featuring soloists Prize winners from the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019.
In the 2017/18 season, Rogister debuted at the Metropolitan Opera—conducting Mozart’s Magic Flute; Rogister returns to the MET in the 2021/22 season. He also will make his Bolshoi Theatre debut in the winter of 2022, leading a new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin.
Recent symphonic projects include concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Bochum Symphoniker, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.