New music director at Glimmerglass Opera

October 20, 2008 5:52:38 PM PDT
David Angus will become music director at Glimmerglass Opera in upstate New York on Nov 1. Angus replaces Stewart Robertson, who left Glimmerglass in 2006 after almost 20 years.

Angus made his U.S. conducting debut with Glimmerglass's 2006 production of Gioachino Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and conducted Vincenzo Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" last year.

Born in England, Angus's professional career began with Opera North in Leeds. He was chorus master and staff conductor for Glyndebourne Festival and has worked extensively around Europe. He regularly conducts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.

Angus will conduct Glimmerglass Opera's 2009 production of Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Consul."