BIOGRAPHY

Neal Goren

Founding Artistic Director/Conductor

Conductor Neal Goren is the Founding Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera, and has conducted all of the company’s eighteen productions. He has conducted throughout the U.S. and in Europe. For Gotham Chamber Opera he conducted critically acclaimed productions of Mozart's II sogno di Scipione, Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphee, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (with period instruments), Martinu's Hlas lesa and Les Larmes du couteau, Sutermeister's Die schwarze Spinne, Handel's Arianna in Creta (with period instruments), Britten's Albert Herring, Rossini's II Signor Bruschino, Haydn's L'isola disabitata, Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires, Haydn's II mondo della luna, Montsalvatge's El gato con botas, and the world premiere of Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters. Mr. Goren has also conducted Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for Angers Opera (France) and Opéra de Nantes, in 2004; and The Magic Flute for his New York City Opera debut in November 2003. As a recital accompanist, Mr. Goren has performed with Leontyne Price (as her exclusive musical collaborator), Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Haken Hagegard, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Aprile Millo, Hermann Prey, and others. He has been a member of the faculty of the graduate opera department of the Mannes College of Music since 1992. In addition, Goren is a frequent judge of vocal competitions throughout the U.S., appears annually on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast quiz, and is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of Musical Instruments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.