Evan Rogister-a dual citizen of the United States and Germany-is rapidly emerging as one of the most dynamic conductors of his generation.  Highlights of Rogister's 2017/18 season include his Metropolitan Opera debut leading Mozart's The Magic Flute, a return to the Kennedy Center to conduct Francesca Zambello's season opening production of Verdi's Aida, performances of Richard Strauss's Salome at the Deutsche Oper Berlinand a new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Royal Swedish Opera.  Rogister was recently named by the Göteborg Opera to conduct its first ever Ring Cycle from 2018, a project that culminates in 2021-the 400th Anniversary of the city of Gothenburg-with Wagner's Götterdämmerung. 

These are the latest in an impressive series of engagements for a young conductor that include three other works by Wagner-Tannhäuser (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Rienzi (Deutsche Oper Berlin)  and Lohengrin (Royal Swedish Opera)-a collaboration with Peter Stein on a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Malmö Opera), debuts at the Spoleto Festival USA conducting Eugene Onegin  and the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse leading Verdi's Ernani, a double bill of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Schoenberg's Erwartung (Göteborg Opera and Seattle Opera); Szymanowski's King Roger (The Santa Fe Opera), Verdi's Otello (Berlin and Luxembourg), André Previn's Streetcar Named Desire (Chicago Lyric Opera and L.A. Opera) and Bizet's Carmen for the opening of the Washington National Opera's 60th Anniversary Season at the Kennedy Center ... read full bio