Described as a “very refined conductor,” and “having an amazing energy on the podium,” Mr. Alan Aníbal, from Brazil, has gained recognition in the Opera field across the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Aníbal was recently appointed Conductor of Festival Opera’s 2018 Season, leading the critically acclaimed productions of La Bohème, Tosca, and Die Fledermaus. Adding to his engagement with the Festival Opera, he will be Resident Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master at Opera San Jose in 2019 for Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick Opera production. He has also been appointed staff Conductor at the Santa Rosa Symphony, leading the Santa Rosa Debut Youth Orchestra. He was Guest Conductor for the 2017-2018 Season of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Anibal has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, during which he studied under the guidance of renowned conductors Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.
In 2017, Mr. Anibal served as Assistant Conductor to Maestro Michael Morgan at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and as Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY). Mr. Anibal has served as Music Director of the International Brazilian Opera Company, based in NYC and Brazil, where he directed classical music and opera productions in Brazilian styles. During the 2012-14 seasons, Mr. Anibal served as Assistant Conductor at the Opera Company of Brooklyn, rehearsing and assisting opera productions such as La Serva Padrona, Dido and Aaeneas, Cosi fan tutti, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Mr. Anibal debuted with the Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio of Sao Paulo in 2011, in a concert that celebrated the 456th Anniversary of the city. Among other orchestras that he has conducted are: Santa Rosa Junior College (US), Ithaca College Orchestra (US), Cincinnati College Conservatory Orchestra (US), St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Orquestra Sinfonica do Festival de Londrina (Brazil). In 2010, he was awarded with the “Student Conductor Prize” at the Londrina Music Festival and invited to conduct the Festival’s orchestra for its closing concert. In the same year, Mr. Anibal worked as a leading tenor and Assistant Conductor at Colegium Musicum Choir of Sao Paulo. In 2008, Mr. Anibal was awarded with the position of Conductor Fellow at the Sao Paulo Municipal School, where he was Assistant Conductor of the Sao Paulo Youth Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Youth Choir.
Mr. Anibal’s conducting mentors are Michael Morgan, Apo Hsu, Harold Farberman, George Stelutto, and Leon Botstein. Throughout his career, he has studied and worked with conductors Mark Gibson, Kirk Trevor, Daisuke Soga, Markand Thakar, Lawrence Golan, Abel Rocha, Naomi Munakata, Eduardo Navega, and Raymond Harvey.
Mr. Anibal studied singing with Benito Maresca, Rufus Muller and Arthur Burrows, and piano with Marisa Lacorte and Horacio Gouvea. He performed as a tenor soloist in several theatres of Brazil and US. As a composer, Mr. Anibal studied with Mr. Laurence Wallach and presented his compositions during the 2011’s and 2012’s Bard Season at the Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
He has presented lectures and chamber music events at notorious New York City clubs, such as The Explorers Club.