Audrey Saint-Gil


French conductor and pianist, Audrey Saint-Gil began her career and operatic passion as a repetiteur at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and assistant conductor to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna.

A US resident since 2007, Ms Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, the Caramoor, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, HGO as assistant to Roderick Cox, and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. She is also a vocal coach at Philadelphia’s renowned Academy of Vocal Arts, specialising in French and Italian opera, and has been a guest vocal coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Since 2018 Ms Saint-Gil has been focussing on her passion for opera as a conductor, beginning with a residency at the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors. Subsequently she has conducted La Traviata at the Narni Festival, Italy; Aida at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl; excerpts of Beethoven’s Fidelio at AVA in Philadelphia; a Verdi opera gala with the Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestra featuring Jonathan Tetelman; and the annual summer concert of the Staatsorchester Darmstadt. While nurturing her conducting career she has also kept her pianistic skills alive through song recitals in Europe and the USA with her husband, baritone Christopher Maltman.

Future engagements include a return to the Copenhagen Philharmonic to conduct the Verdi Requiem and her Spanish debut conducting Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, leading the Oviedo Symphonic.

Re engagements include Carmen and Romeo and Juliette in Spain in 2023 and 2024.

She is frequently leading orchestral and vocal masterclasses, and conducting a gala concert at the Royal Danish Academy of Music; continued study as assistant conductor to Roderick Cox and James Conlon; and further song recitals in Oxford, U.K., Barcelona, Spain and Napa, California with her husband Christopher Maltman.

Updated 26/09/2023

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