Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season conducting Carmen.
Wilson studied conducting at New York’s Juilliard School, graduating in 1994, and was associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1994–8). She was chief conductor of the Slovenian Symphony Orchestra (2013–15). Her many opera appearances include Madama Butterfly, La traviata and Tosca (Bavarian State Opera), Don Carlos, La bohème and Iolanta (Bolshoi Theatre), Tosca, Madama Butterfly and La traviata (Vienna State Opera), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and La traviata (Zürich Opera) Tosca (Canadian Opera Company), La fanciulla del West and Aida (English National Opera), Un ballo in maschera and The Queen of Spades (Royal Swedish Opera), Hänsel und Gretel and Madama Butterfly (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg), Rusalka (Prague State Opera), La rondine (Los Angeles Opera), Turandot (Washington National Opera), Der fliegende Holländer, Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov and Carmen (Polish National Opera), L’elisir d’amore (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia) and La Fille du régiment (Teatro Massimo di Palermo).
In concert, Wilson has been a guest conductor with orchestras including the NDR Radiophilharmonic Orchestra, Bayerischer Runkfunk Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, RAI Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Düsseldorf Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Aachen Symphony, Hessischer State Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Prague Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (with whom she released a CD of Latin American Music, Danzón, for Dorian Records).