David Syrus is Head of Music for the Royal Opera, where he has worked since 1971. For them he has conducted Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Janacek, Strauss, Smetana, Britten and Tippett. For the Spoleto Festival 2003 he conducted Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragodie. With Vesselina Kasarova he has conducted over the past 2 years a series of concerts including excerpts from operas by Handel, Mozart, Gluck and Rossini, in Barcelona, Prague, Brussels, the Schwetzingen Festival and Japan.
Other operas conducted include Les Pecheurs de Perles, Die Walkure, Britten’s Let’s Make an Opera, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and many world premieres of smaller-scale music-theatre pieces, including British premieres of works by Menotti and Henze. Orchestras he has worked with include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. As a recital accompanist he has played at the Wigmore Hall, London, the Musikverein, Vienna, the Carnegie Hall, New York and many other venues in Europe.
Faculties / departments: RCM International Opera School