Chorus Master

Alexander Rom

Kharkov, Ukraine

Alexander Rom marks his 22nd season as chorus master for The Dallas Opera. As Russian Opera Coach at the Metropolitan Opera since 1985, Mr. Rom has prepared that company’s productions of Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov, and Khovanshchina. Mr. Rom has also served as a visiting Russian Opera Coach for the Houston Grand Opera, where he has prepared several productions of Boris Godunov. Mr. Rom served as principal coach for the international Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, where he functioned as an opera coach and both staged and coached a production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. He teaches opera/voice and is an honorary visiting professor at both the Sibelius Academy and the Conservatory of Music in Helsinki, Finland. Students of Mr. Rom have won Metropolitan Opera competitions and are performing in opera and concerts here and abroad. A native of Kharkov, Ukraine, Mr. Rom graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music with a degree in choral conducting. He is a founder of Grace Choral Society in New York. His compositions have been performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Helsinki, Finland and many other venues. Mr. Rom maintains a private voice studio in Dallas, Texas.