Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and since 2007 has been Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of Europe’s finest period orchestras. In 2013, following regular guest appearances for Santa Fe Opera, he became their Chief Conductor and in 2018 assumed the Music Directorship. Since taking up his position, he has conducted Cosi fan tutte, Fidelio, La Finta Giardiniera, Romeo et Juliette, Alcina and Candide. In the 2019 season, he also performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming. Born in Liverpool, Harry studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Oxford.
Plans for the 2019/20 season include return visits to English National Opera (Orphée et Euridice), New York Philharmonic for performances of Messiah, The Metropolitan Opera (Agrippina and Cosi fan tutte) and Royal Northern Sinfonia. The English Concert continues its Handel opera series with performances of Rodelinda across Europe and the US, including Carnegie Hall and LA Opera. He will also conduct the orchestra at Wigmore Hall, the Two Moors Festival at Exeter Cathedral joined by Dame Sarah Connolly, performances of Gabriel with Alison Balsom at Saffron Hall and Barbican Centre. The orchestra will also embark on a tour of Korea and China with soprano Sumi Jo. In summer 2020, Harry conducts both Die Zauberflöte and Rusalka for Santa Fe Opera.
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The English Concert Joyce DiDonato and Christiane Karg, conducted by Harry Bicket at the Carnegie […]
The English Concert discusses its direction towards Opera, particularly those of Handel, with interviews from […]
David Daniels in the title role, conducted by Harry Bicket. From the Metropolitan Opera 2012-13 season. […]