Artistic Director and Conductor
Conductor Andrew Bisantz has received accolades from Opera News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Toronto Globe and Mail, and The Boston Globe. A Mozart specialist, his Le nozze di Figaro for Florida Grand Opera last season was called “sparkling” and “effervescent.”
Other recent engagements include Opera Saratoga, Opera Tampa, McGill University, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Virginia Opera. Mr. Bisantz is Artistic Director and Conductor of Eugene Opera, where he has led twenty productions in his eleven years with the company.
He has conducted more than 60 productions for companies throughout the U.S., including The Turn of the Screw, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Greek for Boston Lyric Opera, Patience and Le portrait de Manon for Glimmerglass Opera (the latter broadcast on NPR’s World of Opera), La traviata and La fanciulla del West for Virginia Opera, and has appeared with Opera Omaha, Opera San José, Shreveport Opera, the Savannah Music Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, the Brevard Festival, and has conducted ten productions for Florida Grand Opera. Orchestrally, he has appeared with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonics, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, and the Virginia Symphony.
This season, he returned to Tri Cities Opera to conduct Tosca, and later returns to American Lyric Theater for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant and Opera Tampa for Aida. His recording of Fredrick Kaufman’s Stars and Distances and Seven Sisters is available on Navona Records.