Renowned as an opera and concert conductor, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire and became Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007. He was recently appointed Chief Conductor of Santa Fe Opera and takes up the post in October 2013.
Opera plans for the 13/14 season include Liceu Opera, Barcelona (Agrippina), Canadian Opera Company (Hercules) and leading Santa Fe Opera Company's first performances of Beethoven's Fidelio. Extensive commitments with the English Concert in their 40th anniversary season include concert performances of Handel's Theodora at the Barbican, Theatre de Champs Elysées and Carnegie Hall (as well as on tour around the USA) and Wigmore Hall performances featuring Sally Matthews and Lucy Crowe.
Highlights of recent seasons include concerts, recordings and touring with The English Concert including a Wigmore Hall residency with Ian Bostridge and appearances at both the 2009 and 2012 BBC Proms. Opera at the Metropolitan (Rodelinda, Cesare, Clemenza di Tito), Chicago Lyric (Rinaldo, Hercules), Canadian (Orfeo) and Bordeaux Operas (Alcina). Guest conducting includes Chicago and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, Los Angeles and St Paul Chamber orchestras.