About Matthew Aucoin

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West.

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On January 22, Matthew Aucoin conducts Salzburg’s Mozarteum Orchestra in the European premiere of his piece The Orphic Moment, on a double bill with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Adrian Kelly conducts the next two performances, on January 24 and 26, and Aucoin returns to lead the performances on February 8 and 10.

The performances at the Salzburger Landestheater feature staging by Douglas Fitch, costumes by Irina Kruzhilina, choreography by Zack Winokur, and video design by Pix Talarico alongside appearances by Anthony Roth Costanzo as Orfeo, Laura Nicorescu as Euridice, Tamara Ivaniš as Amor, and Ayala Rosenbaum as Cemballo.