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PORTLAND OPERA ANNOUNCES NICHOLAS FOX AS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR AND CHORUS MASTER
PRAISED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR GEORGE MANAHAN FOR HIS “MAGISTERIAL PREPARATION OF THE CHORUS”
(Portland, Ore.) – After an extensive national search, Portland Opera is pleased to announce Nicholas Fox will join Portland Opera’s artistic staff as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master starting with the 2013/14 Season. “Mr. Fox comes to Portland Opera with a wealth of experience from internationally renowned classical music organizations such as New York City Opera, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, and Deutsche Oper Berlin,” said General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “I’m confident his musical knowledge and expertise as a pianist and conductor will be an asset to our chorus, orchestra, and resident artist program. We are thrilled to have him onboard!”
Mr. Fox was engaged by Portland Opera this past May to serve as guest Chorus Master for Falstaff, receiving accolades from Portland Opera patrons and staff, as well as glorious critical acclaim. Oregon Music News made special mention of the “outstanding chorus, prepared expertly by Nicholas Fox,” in a production The Oregonian noted as “the strongest show the company has presented in years.”
“I was impressed by Nicholas Fox’s magisterial preparation of the chorus,” said Portland Opera’s Music Director George Manahan. “His ability to elicit the very best from singers and instrumentalists is truly extraordinary, and he will be a terrific addition to the Portland Opera family.”