Florida Grand Opera
Maestro Ramon Tebar was appointed Music Director of Florida Grand Opera on June 1, 2011, becoming the first Spanish conductor to simultaneously lead an American opera company and an American symphony. As such, he provides an artistic vision, watching over the musical integrity and performance level of the orchestra, chorus and singers while working with General Manager and CEO Bob Heuer on artistic planning.
Prior to his appointment, he conducted two widely successful productions with Florida Grand Opera in 2010 - Lucia di Lammermoor and later Turandot, which earned him FGOís 2010 Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award. That same year, he was appointed Music Director for Palm Beach Symphony, a title which he still holds today. Working with the Palm Beach Opera since 2005 and Cincinnati Opera since 2008, he has participated in more than 30 productions and conducted Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and LíItaliana in Algeri. This year, Maestro Tebar will conduct Pucciniís La rondine for FGO and then lead a new production of Daniel CatŠnís opera Florencia en el Amazonas for Denverís Opera Colorado.
In addition to his resident work, Maestro Tebar has an active touring schedule that has lead him to conduct in some of the most prestigious theaters around the world, from Mexico Cityís Palacio de Bellas Artes to Teatro Regio di Torino in Italy, as well as worked with renowned voices, including Montserrat Caballe, Renata Scotto, Mariella Devia, Teresa Berganza and Ben Heppner.