Constantine Orbelian appointed New York City Opera’s Music Director and Principal Conductor

15:09   8 June, 2021

The New York City Opera has announced the appointment of Constantine Orbelian as the company’s Music Director and Principal Conductor.

According to Operawire, Maestro Orbelian will conduct his first NYCO production this summer when the company performs a newly created version of “Rigoletto” on Sunday, August 29 at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice in Kingston, New York.

In a press release, Maestro Orbelian said, “I am thrilled to accept the position of Music Director and Principal Conductor of the venerable New York City Opera. It is a great opportunity to help bring this historic, culturally significant musical institution back to life after a challenging time of Covid closures. We will give opera lovers the thrill of hearing extraordinary singers from across America and beyond. Staying true to the NYCO tradition, we will provide contemporary composers a great platform in which to premiere their works.”