Evan Rogister the American conductor, made his professional conducting debut in 2008 at the Houston Grand Opera with performances of Hänsel und Gretel, serving as the Houston Grand Opera’s Conducting Fellow–a position created especially for him by music director Patrick Summers.
Evan Rogister American conductor
As Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under its music director Donald Runnicles from 2009-2011, Evan Rogister had particular success conducting numerous repertoire evenings of Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, Carmen, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Die Zauberflöte, as well as concert versions of Tannhaüser, Rienzi, Otello, and Hänsel und Gretel.
Evan Rogister’s 2015-16 season includes performances of Carmen at the Washington National Opera to open their season and his return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Rienzi.
Evan Rogister’s most recent opera engagements have included his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in performances of Rigoletto and A Streetcar Named Desire, Oscar and the first performances in a major US theater of Karel Szymanowski’s King Roger at the Santa Fe Opera, a new production of La bohème by John Caird at the Houston Grand Opera, the famed Robert Lepage production of Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung at the Seattle Opera.
Critically acclaimed performances of a new production of Lohengrin at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Otello and Eugene Onegin with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, his debuts at the Washington National Opera with performances of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick and the Los Angeles Opera with performances of Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.