Harry Bicket, Conductor
Harry Bicket

Harry Bicket

Conductor
Bio: Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and since 2007 has been Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of Europe’s finest period orchestras. In 2013, following regular guest appearances for Santa Fe Opera, he became their Chief Conductor and in 2018 assumed the Music Directorship. Since taking up his position, he has conducted Cosi fan tutte, Fidelio, La Finta Giardiniera, Romeo et Juliette, Alcina and Candide. In the 2019 season, he also performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming. Born in Liverpool, Harry studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Oxford. The English Concert tour of Rodelinda, planned for Spring 2020, fell victim to the severe disruption caused by Covid-19, though, remarkably, a studio recording was swiftly re-planned and made observing the current restrictions and is due for release later this season. The English Concert also revised its planning to include a series of small-scale, highly-successful live streamed concerts from historic venues in the London area. Guest engagements later this season will include Bergen National Opera (La clemenza di Tito). In summer 2021, Harry returns to Santa Fe Opera to lead productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Le nozze di Figaro.
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Bio: Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and since 2007 has been Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of Europe’s finest period orchestras. In 2013, following regular guest appearances for Santa Fe Opera, he became their Chief Conductor and in 2018 assumed the Music Directorship. Since taking up his position, he has conducted Cosi fan tutte, Fidelio, La Finta Giardiniera, Romeo et Juliette, Alcina and Candide. In the 2019 season, he also performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming. Born in Liverpool, Harry studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Oxford. The English Concert tour of Rodelinda, planned for Spring 2020, fell victim to the severe disruption caused by Covid-19, though, remarkably, a studio recording was swiftly re-planned and made observing the current restrictions and is due for release later this season. The English Concert also revised its planning to include a series of small-scale, highly-successful live streamed concerts from historic venues in the London area. Guest engagements later this season will include Bergen National Opera (La clemenza di Tito). In summer 2021, Harry returns to Santa Fe Opera to lead productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Le nozze di Figaro.
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Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Beethoven
FidelioConductor1
Bernstein
CandideConductor1
Bizet
CarmenConductor2
Brahms
Ein deutsches RequiemConductor

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Harry Bicket
Harry Bicket
Conductor
Full name: Harry Bicket

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"I can’t remember ever hearing this ensemble sound so light, almost insubstantial — and I mean that as a compliment. This music, which for all its sublimity can sometimes drag, didn’t rush — at least not after a bracingly brisk overture — but never lagged, the textures as airy as a June morning on Coney Island."
Zachary Woolfe

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