Opera

Gregory Rose is particularly noted for his performances of the romantic and contemporary repertoires. Gregory is Music Director of the Jupiter Orchestra, Jupiter Singers, Singcircle and CoMA London Ensemble. He is a professor of conducting at Trinity College of Music and a staff conductor.

In the opera field, Gregory Rose has conducted the British stage premieres of Vanessa by Samuel Barber, Berthold Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci, Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. In 2001 he conducted a UK tour of Carmen, and in January 2002 he conducted the UK premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Visions of Lear at the Linbury Studio Theatre. He was MD on performances of Cabaret, and has conducted productions of Nino Rota’s rarely performed opera Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Street and Our Man in Havana by Malcolm Williamson. Other operas for Trinity include Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. Each summer Gregory conducts staged and workshop performances of opera scenes at Summer Music Summer School at Ardingly College.

He has also conducted workshop performances of Prokofiev’s Maddalena, and staged performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, Jonathan Harvey’s Come, Stockhausen’s American Indian Songs, Paul Barker’s Wall, and A Ronne by Berio. He was Chorus Master for 1993 and 1994 Wexford Festival Opera productions of Tchaikovsky’s Cherevichki, Ferdinand Hérold’s Zampa, Demon by Anton Rubinstein, La Bohème by Leoncavallo, and Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot. He was Chorus Master for Harrison Birtwistle’s Masque of Orpheus, Act 2 (BBC), Kurt Weil’s Der Kuhhandel, (Westdeutscher Rundfunk/CD), and assistant conductor for Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphee, Satie’s Socrate and Weill’s Mahagonny.