Michael Borowitz - conducting photo

American conductor and pianist Michael Borowitz is currently in his third year as Music Director of LSU Opera, where this season he will conduct performances of Puccini’s La Bohème and Rossini’s La Cenerentola.  As Music Director with Opéra Louisiane, he will lead performances of Gounod’s Faust (in a reduced, chamber version), Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and CHORUS!.  As guest conductor with AVA Ballet he will conduct performances of Horvitz’ Alice in Wonderland, for Baltimore Concert Opera performances of Puccini’s Il Trittico, and he will again take the podium for Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 summer festival for performances of Puccini’s La Rondine.

For eight seasons he was Artistic Director for Nevada Opera, for 5 seasons the Music Director for Ohio Light Opera, for nine seasons he was Assistant Conductor and coach with Des Moines Metro Opera, and for five seasons he was Director of Musical Studies with Pittsburgh Opera.  From 1997 to 2000 he was Artistic Director (and founder) of Cleveland Concert Opera.

He has been a guest conductor for Pensacola Opera, Eastman School of Music, Opera Southwest, Rimrock Opera, Opera Columbus, The Reno Philharmonic, as well as assistant conductor with The Metropolitan Opera, Indianapolis Opera and Cleveland Opera, and has studied extensively at the Istituto Donizettiano in Bergamo.  He holds music degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and The Cleveland Institute of Music, and has been on the teaching faculties of The University of Memphis, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Kent State University and The University of Akron.

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