Keith Chambers, the company’s artistic director, led the orchestra…the brasses came in ominously, the saxophone was startling, the oriental harmonies set the scene, we got our money’s worth. As with his work on La Favorita and Forza del Destino, Chambers made the case for grand opera as great theater. (Hérodiade with New Amsterdam Opera, 2019)
- John Yohalem, Parterre Box
Keith Chambers has conducted over 150 performances of 45 different operas for companies including The Dallas Opera, Indianapolis Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Amarillo Opera, Shreveport Opera, Opera Ithaca and Manhattan Opera Studio. He has assisted noted conductors Emmanuel Villaume, Patrick Summers, Willie Anthony Waters, and Riccardo Frizza, among others. He is the Founder & Artistic Director of New Amsterdam Opera.
Photo Credit: Karen Almond
Donizetti, La Favorita Overture
Hérodiade, Act III Finale
Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3