Evan Rogister, Conductor, was born in the USA and studied music at Indiana University, voice at Julliard School and conducting at the National Conservatory in Paris. He made his début at The Houston Grand Opera with a performance of Hansel and Gretel in 2008. Some of Evan Rogister's more recent operatic engagements include Rigoletto and A Streetcar Named Desire at Lyric Opera in Chicago, the operas Oscar and King Roger at the Sante Fe Opera, La Bohème at The Houston Grand Opera and directed by John Caird, Robert Lepage's Duke Blackberad's Castle/Erwartung at The Seattle Opera, Lohengrin at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Othello and Eugene Onegin with The Philharmonic Orchestra in Luxembourg, the début of Moby Dick at The National Opera in Washington and A Streetcar Named Desire by André Previn at The Los Angeles Opera. On the concert stage, he recently appeared with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Alabama, San Antonio and Bochum, as well as The Florida Orchestra. From 2009 to 2011 Evan Rogister was bandmaster at Deutsche Opera Berlin, and this season he will be conducting Salome for The Dallas Opera and will also make his début in Philadelphia.