Conductors

Harry Bicket

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

Credit: Richard Haughton

Introduction

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 2016/17 season include his first Carmen with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Alcina with Santa Fe Opera. Symphonic work includes visits to Cleveland Orchestra including Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades, and a visit to the Cincinnati May Festival with Bach’s B Minor Mass. Plans with The English Concert include UK and international touring within Europe, United States (Handel’s Ariodante featuring Joyce DiDonato, including Carnegie Hall) and the Far East (Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong).


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Performance Schedule

  • 20:30 29 Jul 2017 Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE More info  

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 02 Aug 2017 Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE More info  

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 11 Aug 2017 Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE More info  

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 17 Aug 2017 Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE More info  

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 23 Aug 2017 Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE More info  

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 18:30 23 Sep 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 27 Sep 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 01 Oct 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 06 Oct 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 09 Oct 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 12 Oct 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 15 Oct 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO More info  

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

Performance Schedule

  • 20:30 29 Jul 2017
    Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 02 Aug 2017
    Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 11 Aug 2017
    Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 17 Aug 2017
    Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 20:00 23 Aug 2017
    Santa Fe Opera, SANTA FE

    HANDEL Alcina

    Alcina: Elza Van Den Heever
    Morgana: Anna Christy
    Ruggiero: Paula Murrihy
    Bradamante: Daniela Mack
    Melisso: Christian Van Horn
    Oronte: Alek Shrader
    Oberto: Jacquelyn Stucker

    Director: David Alden
    Scenic and Costume Design: Gideon Davey
    Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
    Choreography: Beate Vollack

    Santa Fe Opera

  • 18:30 23 Sep 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 27 Sep 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 01 Oct 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 06 Oct 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 19:30 09 Oct 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 12 Oct 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

  • 14:00 15 Oct 2017
    Lyric Opera of Chicago, CHICAGO

    GLUCK Orphée et Eurydice

    Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
    Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
    Amour: Lauren Snouffer

    Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer: John Neumeier
    Associate Set Designer: Heinrich Tröger
    Lighting Realization: Chris Maravich
    Chorus Master: Michael Black

    Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

Online Performances

 

Discography

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.

In the 2016/17 season they will give performances in the UK, within Europe, in the United States (Handel’s Ariodante featuring Joyce DiDonato, including Carnegie Hall) and the Far East (Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong).

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.”