Michael Borowitz

American conductor and pianist Michael Borowitz is currently in his fifth year as Music Director of LSU Opera, where this season he conducted performances of Mozart's Così fan tutte, Weill's Die sieben Todsünden, Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, and this Spring will conduct performances of Lehár's The Merry Widow and Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock.

Now in his third season as Music Director with Opéra Louisiane, he conducted performances of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, in a reduced, 2-hour version, performances of Rossini's La cenerentola, and this Spring will conduct performances of Strauss' Die Fledermaus.

As guest conductor with Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Delaware, this season he will lead performances of Bizet's Les pêcheurs des perles. Returning to AVA Ballet in Nevada he will conduct performances of Wolf's Where The Wild Things Are.

His current recordings (all on the Albany label) include Offenbach's Bluebeard, Kern's The Cabaret Girl, Herbert's Mlle. Modiste (also released on DVD by Operetta Archives), and Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore and Patience.

For nine years he was Artistic Director of Nevada Opera, and for five seasons he was Music Director for Ohio Light Opera. He has been a guest conductor for Des Moines Metro Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Pensacola Opera, AVA Ballet, Eastman School of Music, Opera Idaho, Opera Southwest, Rimrock Opera, Opera Columbus, The Reno Philharmonic and the LSU Symphony Orchestra, as well as assistant conductor with The Metropolitan Opera, Indianapolis Opera and Cleveland Opera.