Santa Fe Opera yesterday announced that Nicholas Carter will make his American opera debut this summer with the company, with Die Fledermaus – replacing Rory MacDonald who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas was also recently appointed as the new Chefdirigent of Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntnersinfonieorchester. Performances in Santa Fe take place from 30 June until 26 August 2017.
In the 2016/17 season Nick has made debuts with MDR Leipzig, Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Don Pasquale) and the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester in a special New Year’s programme at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. He has also conducted performances of La Traviata and Hansel und Gretel at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in the remainder of the season returns to Adelaide Symphony for programmes including Brett Dean’s Amphitheatre, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 with Alina Ibragimova.
At the same time, Santa Fe Opera announced their 2018 season, which opens on 29 June 2018 with the company premiere of Bernstein’s Candide in celebration of #BernsteinAt100, conducted by Chief Conductor Harry Bicket. Baritone Rod Gilfry also returns, as The Music Master in Tim Albery’s new production of Ariadne auf Naxos – the first in nearly 20 years for the house.