Harry Bicket

Artistic Director, The English Concert
Chief Conductor, Santa Fe Opera


Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and in 2007 became Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of the UK’s finest period orchestras. He became Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera in 2013 and opened the 2014 season with a critically-acclaimed Fidelio. Born in Liverpool, he studied at the Royal College of Music and Oxford University and is an accomplished harpsichordist.

Plans for the 2017/18 season include his debut with RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, return visits to Lyric Opera of Chicago (Orphée et Eurydice), Metropolitan Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro), Royal Northern Sinfonia, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony and a masterclass with the Juilliard School. Plans with The English Concert include European and US (Carnegie Hall) performances of Rinaldo and recording work, and with Santa Fe Opera, performances of Bernstein’s Candide.


Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 02 Feb 2018 National Concert Hall Dublin, DUBLIN More info  

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Platée
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Voi avete un cor fedele K. 217
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Oh temerario Arbace! – Per quel paterno amplesso KV79
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Serenata Notturna K. 239
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Ah se in ciel benigne stelle KV538
    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from ‘Les Boreades’

    Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Soprano: Anna Devin
    Conductor: Harry Bicket

  • 19:00 30 Mar 2018 Sage One, GATESHEAD More info  


    Conductor: Harry Bicket
    Soprano: Louise Alder
    Counter tenor: James Hall
    Tenor (Evangelist and Arias): Joshua Ellicott
    Bass (Jesus and Arias): Brindley Sherratt
    Orchestra: Sage Gateshead / Royal Northern Sinfonia

From The Green Room


The English Concert

Created by Trevor Pinnock in 1973, The English Concert chose Harry Bicket to be its Artistic Director in 2007, and he has since led the orchestra in tours to Europe, the USA and the Middle East.

Santa Fe

In October 2013, Harry was appointed Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera. In Summer 2014 he conducted Fidelio – his first production at the helm of the company – to wide critical acclaim. In Summer 2017 he will conduct Alcina at the opera.

In November 2016 it was announced that Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until the end of Autumn 2020.

Harry commented: “I am thrilled to be able to continue my relationship with the orchestra and artistic management of the Santa Fe Opera; it has been, and continues to be, one of the most stimulating and exciting experiences of my career and I look forward to building further on the achievements of the past three years.”