Glenn Lewis, Head of Music
A native of Rochester, New York, joined Pittsburgh Opera as Head of Music in the 2007-08 season and made his conducting debut for Pittsburgh Opera in the 2008-09 production of Don Pasquale. Mr. Lewis previously assisted on the productions of I Pagliacci, Romeo & Juliet and The Magic Flute, and served as a vocal coach for the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program.
In May 2006, he returned to the US after working for 11 years as pianist and conductor in the opera houses of Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. Over the years, he has worked with prominent conductors including James Conlon, John Fiore, Donald Runnicles, Antony Walker, Jiri Behlolavek, Jonathan Darlington and Kenneth Montgomery. In the US, he is a regular on the staff of the Santa Fe Opera. In 2007 he made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera, assisting conductor Louis Langree with Iphigénie en Tauride, starring Susan Graham and Placido Domingo. He has also worked with the Washington National Opera, the Kennedy Center and Vancouver Opera.
Mr. Lewis holds a degree in piano performance from Ithaca College and an artist certificate in opera coaching and conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.