Louis Lohraseb

Louis Lohraseb

Rising conductor Louis Lohraseb, whose recent performances of both opera and symphonic work have garnered praise from Opera News, The Wall Street Journal and The Berkshire Review, made his professional conducting debut in 2019 at Teatro dellOpera di Roma, leading performances of Carmen. Of these performances, Classical Music Daily wrote: Teatro dell’Opera’s good orchestra was conducted with ability by Louis Lohraseb, who has, no doubt, a merit in making this premiere vibrant and full of tension.

Engagements in the 2021-2022 season include debuts with the Komische Oper Berlin conducting La traviata and with Semperoper Dresden leading performances of Carmen, as well as a return to Indiana University for IU Opera Theatres production of La rondine. He also returns to Los Angeles Opera this season as assistant conductor to music director James Conlon. Engagements in 2020 were to have included his LA Opera mainstage debut conducting Roberto Devereux, as well as a return to Teatro dellOpera di Roma, but these were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Calendar

Event Date
Nov 20
to
Dec 12
La Cenerentola
Associate Conductor
LA Opera
Los Angeles, California
Event Date
Mar 3
to
Mar 11
La Rondine
Conductor
Indiana University Opera Theater
Bloomington, Indiana
Event Date
May 21
to
Jun 12
Aida
Associate Conductor
LA Opera
Los Angeles, California
Event Date
Jun 11
to
Jun 23
Carmen
Conductor
Semperoper Dresden
Dresden, Germany

Artist Bio

Rising conductor Louis Lohraseb, whose recent performances of both opera and symphonic work have garnered praise from Opera News, The Wall Street Journal and The Berkshire Review, made his professional conducting debut in 2019 at Teatro dellOpera di Roma, leading performances of Carmen. Of these performances, Classical Music Daily wrote: Teatro dell’Opera’s good orchestra was conducted with ability by Louis Lohraseb, who has, no doubt, a merit in making this premiere vibrant and full of tension.

Engagements in the 2021-2022 season include debuts with the Komische Oper Berlin conducting La traviata and with Semperoper Dresden leading performances of Carmen, as well as a return to Indiana University for IU Opera Theatres production of La rondine. He also returns to Los Angeles Opera this season as assistant conductor to music director James Conlon. Engagements in 2020 were to have included his LA Opera mainstage debut conducting Roberto Devereux, as well as a return to Teatro dellOpera di Roma, but these were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Highlights of recent seasons include Off Grand performances conducting the LA Opera Orchestra in Hitchcocks Psycho at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, as well as serving as assistant conductor for Teatro dellOpera di Romas production of Billy Budd and LA Operas production of Nabucco. 

A student of the late Lorin Maazel and of James Conlon, the latter whom he assisted at the 2014 Ravinia Festival in productions of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, Mo. Lohraseb was selected as the 2016 Conducting Fellow at the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he conducted and assisted in both operatic and symphonic literature. In 2018, he was an assistant conductor at the Glimmerglass Festival for Il barbiere di Siviglia and West Side Story, after which he joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at LA Opera.

Currently a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music, he has studied under distinguished faculty members Arthur Fagen, David Effron, and Kevin Murphy, and served as assistant conductor and opera coach for the IU Opera Theater. As the 2013 Conducting Fellow at the Yale School of Music, he studied with Shinik Hahm and served as assistant conductor to the Yale Philharmonia under such musicians as Peter Oudjian, John Adams and Krzysztof Penderecki. During his time at Yale, he founded the Amadeus Orchestra, served as music director of the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra, and was a conducting fellow at the Castleton Festival in Virginia in 2014. Born to Iranian and Italian parents, he earned his Master’s Degree in conducting from Yale University in 2015 and graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Geneseo in 2013, where he was an Edgar Fellows honors student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.