Antony Walker conductor
About Antony WalkerAntony Walker makes his NCO debut this season conducting Norma in concert. Since his conducting debut in 1991, Maestro Walker has led nearly 200 operas, large-scale choral and orchestral works, and numerous symphonic and chamber works with companies in Europe, North America, and Australia.
This season marks his thirteenth season as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Opera. His recent performances with that company include Tosca(with Leah Crocetto in the title role), The Marriage of Figaro, Moby-Dick, Turandot, Salome, The Rake’s Progress, The Summer King, Nabucco, and Così fan tutte. He is the Artistic Director of Washington Concert Opera, where he recently conducted Massenet’s Hérodiade and Beethoven’s Leonore. He is also the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor Emeritus of Pinchgut Opera.
Maestro Walker made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2011 conducting Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridiceand has returned to the house to conduct performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Les pêcheurs de perlesand Die Zauberflöte.
His career also includes engagements with Canadian Opera Company, The Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera, Opera Australia, Welsh National Opera, New York City Opera, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Vancouver Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Opera House Orchestra.
Upcoming engagements include Hänsel und Gretelat Pittsburgh Opera, Gounod’s Saphoand Rossini’s Zelmiraat Washington Concert Opera, and Massenet’s Werther with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute.