Conductor Robert Tweten has been described as leading with “verve and precision,” as well as having “flawless” pacing and “musicality and near-symbiotic accord with singers which always impresses.” Tweten has enjoyed a long relationship with Utah Opera/Symphony where he conducts Silent Night this season, his eleventh opera with the company since 2005. He has conducted extensively in his native Canada, with productions including: Tosca and Il barbiere di Siviglia for Vancouver Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, and Fidelio for Edmonton Opera, Don Giovanni for Opera Ontario, The Gondoliers for UBC Opera, L’isola disabitata with the Canadian Opera Company, and Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’italiana in Algeri, and Otello with Calgary Opera.
Recent debuts include Dayton Opera’s Madama Butterfly, Tulsa Opera’s Carmen, and La Cenerentola with El Paso Opera, and other opera companies he has conducted for include Sarasota Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Birmingham, Opera Southwest, Madison Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, a company with which he has had a long tenure as Assistant Conductor. The 2018-2019 season saw his return to Utah Opera for Roméo et Juliette, Calgary Opera for Rigoletto, and a debut with Opera San Antonio for Faust. Engagements for 2020 include a return to Utah Opera for Silent Night and a return to Opera San Antonio.