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, Evan Rogister enjoys meaningful artistic partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic. From 2018 to 2021, Rogister will lead Göteborg Opera’s first-ever complete cycle of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, beginning this fall with Das Rheingold and culminating in 2021—the 400th Anniversary of the city of Göteborg —with Götterdämmerung. In the 2018/2019 season, Evan also leads two projects with l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse—conducting their series of New Year’s concerts and a new production of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos—returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Wagner’s Rienzi and leads concerts with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2017/18 season, Rogister debuted at the Metropolitan Opera—conducting Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Rogister returns to the MET in the 2021/22 season. He also made his Bolshoi Theatre debut in the summer of 2018, leading a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème.