David Neely

NeelyOf David Neely’s recent performances of DEAD MAN WALKING, Opera Today wrote  “Conductor David Neely led an immaculate reading of this challenging score” and Opera News praised his “superb traversal of the Heggie.”  Of his 2012 naming as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera News wrote, “The happy news of David Neely’s appointment as DMMO’s first-ever music director portends some exciting operatic growth at Des Moines in years to come.”

David Neely’s international conducting career encompases a span of twenty-five years during which he has led hundreds of performances in opera, operetta, musical theater, ballet, and concert.  At home in a wide span of settings and styles, Mr. Neely is known for his polished, expressive performances.  Significant projects include the American premiere of Robert Orledge’s completion of Debussy’s unfinished opera THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER and the German premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s THE SILVER TASSIE.  Orchestras/Opera houses he has appeared with include Dortmund, Saarbrücken, Coburg, Bonn, Bochum, St. Gallen, Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern, Halle, Bregenz, Bochum, Eutin, Kuala Lumpur, Des Moines, and Sarasota.

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Robert Gilder
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