David Wroe, Principal Festival Conductor
Events: 10th Anniversary Gala, Decade of Opera Favorites and L'Elisir d'Amore
Mr. Wroe is Music Director of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Principal Conductor at Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, and a regular conductor of L’Orchestre Régional de Normandie.. From 2000-2014 he was a Principal Conductor with New York City Opera, and from 1993-5 Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Orchestras conducted include Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, L’Opera de Toulon, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de Lille, L’Ensemble de Paris Opera de Toulon,, Neue Brandenberg, Nova Scotia, Jerusalem, L’Orchestre Lamoureuxwith cellist Mstislav Rostropovitch, New Jersey, Kansas City, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Delaware and De Moines Symphonies, New York City Ballet, Das Loh-Orchester Sondershausen,and numerous tours of Austria with Vorarlberg Symphony and at the Bregenz Frühlings Festival.
Preferred in Asia, Mr. Wroe conducted theTaiwan National Symphony, Pusan and Daegu Philharmonic, Macau, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Wuhan, Guiyang, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and the Korean SolAsian Music Festival .
Maestro Wroe has recorded with L’Orchestre National de Lille and broadcast recordings throughout Central Europe with the Austrian Broadcasting Authority (ORF), with the Vorarlberg Symphony.
He served as Resident Conductor at Oper der Stadt Heidelberg, Principal Conductor at Opera Delaware, Music Director of Opera Teatro Gratticielo in NY, and opened for the newly formed Fresno International Grand Opera. With Anna Moffo, he was Judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council, New Jersey Regional Auditions.
Maestro Wroe’s cross-over genre partnerships include, Kristin Chenoweth, Mannheim Steamrollers, The 3 Irish Tenors, Natalie Merchant, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Jackie Evancho and Celtic Thunder to name but a few.