French conductor, Audrey Saint-Gil graduated summa cum laude in solo piano concurrent with her PhD in Greek Philosophy. Her career and operatic passion began at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and as assistant conductor to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna. A US resident since 2007, Ms Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. She is the French Opera specialist at Philadelphia’s AVA and guest vocal coach at the ROH, Covent Garden and Bayerische Staatsoper. Current projects include conducting La Traviata, Narnia Festival, Italy; Bizet at HGO and recitals in Salzburg, Copenhagen and San Francisco with her partner, Christopher Maltman.
2018 Hart Institute Concert Performance Selections
- Thy hand Belinda/ When I am laid in Earth, Dido and Aeneas – Purcell
- Ed io…che tremava al suo aspetto, Don Carlos – G. Verdi
- Overture, The Bartered Bride – Smetana