Nathan Fifield has been cited by critics for his “forceful and expressive” musicality, his “technical clarity,” and “an energy and enthusiasm that is contagious.” An extremely versatile musician, Mr. Fifield has distinguished himself as a conductor in symphonic, operatic, and ballet repertoire, and works as a vocal coach, chamber musician, and composer.”
A sought-after conductor of ballet repertoire around
the world, Mr. Fifield has conducted at many top
companies including the Dresden Semperoper Ballett,
Ballet du Capitole
Equally at home in the opera world, Mr. Fifield has gained attention for his skill in bringing singers, chorus, and orchestra into “perfect balance.” Starting his opera career as a repetiteur and chorus master, Nathan has conducted numerous productions including Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel,West Side Story, Evita, Light in the Piazza, Into the Woods and others in addition to frequent oratorio and choral collaborations. He is the past music director of Light Opera of Oklahoma and has conducted productions at Utah Festival Opera, Chelsea Opera, One World Symphony and served on the music staff of Houston Grand Opera and Opera in the Heights.
No less skilled as a symphonic conductor, Mr. Fifield was invited by Michael Tilson Thomas to conduct the New World Symphony as one of three finalists for the symphony’s conducting fellowship. He conducted the Breckenridge Music Festival in several concerts last season and has been a guest conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Albany Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Oakland Youth Symphony, the Curtis School of Music Orchestra, the Bakersfield Symphony, the Detroit Youth Symphony, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Square Orchestra and others.
As a pianist he has worked for many leading ballet
companies including American Ballet Theater, New York
City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,
Houston Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group,Aspen Santa Fe
Ballet and many others. A frequent chamber musician,
Mr. Fifield has accompanied recitals at Carnegie
Hall’s Weill Hall and the Bruno Walter Auditorium in
A native of
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