Harry Bicket British conductor born 1961

Harry Bicket British conductor born 1961 Harry Bicket British conductor and harpsichordist

Harry Bicket (born 1961) is a British conductor, harpsichordist and organist. He is particularly associated with the baroque and classical repertoire.

Harry Bicket British conductor born 1961

Bicket was educated at Radley College, Christ Church, Oxford, where he was organ scholar, and the Royal College of Music. Before Oxford he was organ scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and afterwards he was sub-organist at Westminster Abbey, during which time he performed at the wedding of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew.
As a conductor, Harry Bicket became known when he stood in as a replacement to conduct Peter Sellars’ production of Handel’s opera Theodora with Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and David Daniels, at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1996. In 2003, Bicket made his Covent Garden debut conducting Handel’s Orlando with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE).In 2004, Bicket made his first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in a production of Rodelinda with Renée Fleming in the title role.

In October 2006, Harry Bicket was named music director of The English Concert, and formally assumed the post in September 2007, his first orchestral directorship. He first worked with The English Concert as a harpsichordist in 1984. Bicket has conducted commercial recordings with The English Concert for harmonia mundi.

Harry Bicket first conducted at Santa Fe Opera (SFO) in 2004, in a production of Agrippina. He returned to SFO as conductor for subsequent productions of Platée (2007) and Radamisto (2008). In April 2013, SFO named Bicket its next chief conductor, effective 1 October 2013.  Although the formal press release did not indicate a specific time length of Bicket’s initial contract, SFO general director Charles MacKay stated an informal duration of 4–5 years.

In addition to recording with The English Concert, Bicket has conducted commercial recordings with other ensembles for various labels, including Decca,  Avie,  and EMI.

Harry Bicket and his wife Audrey de Nazelle, an environmental scholar at Imperial College London, have a daughter, Amelia.  The family reside in London.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:351094 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Rodelinda {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/02/2004
Debuts: Kobie van Rensburg, Zachary Vail Elkind, Harry Bicket, Stephen Wadsworth, Thomas Lynch, Peter Kaczorowski
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351098
Rodelinda {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351102
Rodelinda {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351107
Rodelinda {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351111
Rodelinda {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2004
Debut: David Walker
[Met Performance] CID:351114
Rodelinda {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351118
Rodelinda {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351121  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Rodelinda {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351128
Rodelinda {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351962 
Giulio Cesare {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2007
Debuts: Patricia Bardon, Lawrence Zazzo, Wayne Tigges, Michael Maniaci, Trevor Scheunemann
[Met Performance] CID:351970
Giulio Cesare {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:351977
Giulio Cesare {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351985
Giulio Cesare {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351992  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Giulio Cesare {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352002 
Giulio Cesare {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2007
Debut: Gerald Thompson
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352008
Giulio Cesare {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352526 
La Clemenza di Tito {36}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352531
La Clemenza di Tito {37}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/06/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352540
La Clemenza di Tito {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352550
La Clemenza di Tito {39}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/15/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354154 
Rodelinda {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2011
Debuts: Iestyn Davies, Moritz Linn
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354164
Rodelinda {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354174
Rodelinda {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354177
Rodelinda {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354184
Rodelinda {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354191 
Rodelinda {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2011
Debut: Matthew Diamond
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354199
Rodelinda {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2011
Debut: Anthony Roth Costanzo
[Met Performance] CID:354204
Rodelinda {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354661
La Clemenza di Tito {40}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2012
Debuts: Lucy Crowe, Toni Rubio
Broadcast /Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354669
La Clemenza di Tito {41}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354670
La Clemenza di Tito {42}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354689 
La Clemenza di Tito {43}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354701
La Clemenza di Tito {44}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354706
La Clemenza di Tito {45}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2012
Debut: Géraldine Chauvet
[Met Performance] CID:354946 
New Production
Giulio Cesare {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2013
Debuts: Guido Loconsolo, Rachid Ben Abdeslam, Christina Luzwick, Karla Dionne Victum, Justin Flores, Kei Tsuruharatani, Sean Chin, Matthew Cusick, Tony Guerrero, Arthur Lazalde, Shad Ramsey, Collin Ware, Philip Willingham, Christian Zaremba
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354954
Giulio Cesare {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354958
Giulio Cesare {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2013
Debut: Zephyrus White
[Met Performance] CID:354971
Giulio Cesare {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354975
Giulio Cesare {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354987 
Giulio Cesare {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354993
Giulio Cesare {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354998
Giulio Cesare {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/03/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355002
Giulio Cesare {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355010
Giulio Cesare {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2013
[Met Performance] CID:356813
Le Nozze di Figaro {483}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2017
Debut: Christiane Kang
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356817
Le Nozze di Figaro {484}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356819
Le Nozze di Figaro {485}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356821
Le Nozze di Figaro {486}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356825
Le Nozze di Figaro {487}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356828
Le Nozze di Figaro {488}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2017
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356834
Le Nozze di Figaro {489}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356841
Le Nozze di Figaro {490}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356847
Le Nozze di Figaro {491}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356851
Le Nozze di Figaro {492}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356859
Le Nozze di Figaro {493}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357090
Die Zauberflöte {443}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2018
Debut: Emily D’Angelo, Julian Fertel, N. Casey Schopflocher
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357091
Die Zauberflöte {444}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357094
Die Zauberflöte {445}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357096
Die Zauberflöte {446}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357098 
Die Zauberflöte {447}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2018
Debut: Nicole Birkland
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357102
Die Zauberflöte {448}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357104
Die Zauberflöte {449}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2019
Debuts: So Young Park, Peixin, Chen
[Met Performance] CID:357109
Die Zauberflöte {450}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/05/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357409
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Agrippina {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/2020
Debuts: Brenda Rae, Nicholas Tamagna
broadcast/streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357415
Agrippina {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/09/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357418
Agrippina {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357421
Così Fan Tutte {199}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357422
Agrippina {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357429
Così Fan Tutte {200}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2020
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357425
Così Fan Tutte {201}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357427
Agrippina {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357423
Così Fan Tutte {202}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357430
Agrippina {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357432
Così Fan Tutte {203}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2020
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357433 
Agrippina {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/2020
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357437
Agrippina {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357438
Così Fan Tutte {204}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/04/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357441
Così Fan Tutte {205}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2020
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357442
Agrippina {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357447
Così Fan Tutte {206}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/2020

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