New artist: conductor David Charles Abell

13 November 2019

Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome on to its roster conductor David Charles Abell.


Conductor David Charles Abell begins Season 2019-20 conducting a new production of La Boheme at Lyric Opera of Kansas City before he travels to Philadelphia to pick up the baton with the The Philly Pops, where he serves at Principal Guest Conductor, for their series of eleven Christmas concerts. Early in the New Year, he conducts a series of Gershwin concerts at Kyiv National Theatre of Operetta in Ukraine, and returns to conduct Porgy & Bess in Francesca Zambello’s renowned production at Atlanta Opera. Back in Philadelphia with The Philly Pops, he conducts Sondheim: A 90th Birthday Celebration, after which he joins the creative team at Opera Theatre of St Louis for Die Fledermaus.

David’s recent projects have included West Side Story at Glimmerglass Festival, Rigoletto and Carmen at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Porgy & Bess and Die Fledermaus at Cincinnati Opera, Eugene Onegin at Hawaii Opera Theatre and Barrie Kosky’s production of Die Zauberflöte at Opera Philadelphia, as well as Kevin Puts’ acclaimed Silent Night in Kansas City, Cincinnati and Michigan. In the UK, David recently conducted his own new critical edition of Kiss Me, Kate for Opera North and in 2015, he made his debut with English National Opera for its production of Sweeney Todd (starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson), returning in 2017 for an equally-acclaimed Carousel. Recent concert highlights include a Bernstein Centenary concert at the Barbican with BBC Symphony Orchestra and at Coventry Cathedral a performance of War Horse: The Story in Concert with BBC Concert Orchestra.


David is managed worldwide (except North America) by Deborah Sanders.

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