Director of Opera
David Anglin joined the faculty of The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2005. As Director of Opera, his responsibilities include running the Opera Institute, the Diction and Repertoire curriculum as well as seminars in History & Musicology.
As a member of the Keyboard faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2001-2005) Dr. Anglin and his colleagues introduced and developed a new Keyboard Collaborative Arts degree program. He was an adjunct member of the Vocal Arts Faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music from 2001 to 2007 prior to which he spent four years in Australia as Coordinator of the Opera Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. While in Sydney he and his colleagues initiated the
Encounters Program, a mentoring and professional training program with artists from Opera Australia. David conducted Benjamin Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera and the Australian premiere of Mozart’s La finta semplice that was broadcast nationally as part of the ABC
Young Australia series. With Pacific Opera, Sydney, he prepared and produced scenes programs for young artists and productions of Carmen and The Magic Flute. In Los Angeles, David has produced and conducted Haydn’s L’infeltà delusa, Mozart’s Zaïde, and Rossini’s La scala di seta, the latter two of which were performed at the Ford Theatre as part of the LA County Performing Arts Council
Summer Nights festival. He has prepared and / or conducted the Cole Conservatory Opera Institute productions of Bernstein’s Candide, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Massenet’s Cendrillon.
David has worked for Santa Fe Opera and Los Angeles Opera as a translator and coach and for San Francisco Opera as coach and assistant conductor in the Merola Program. He has prepared and accompanied young singers in Master Classes with Dolora Zajick, Frederica von Stade, Cheryl Studer, Warren Jones and Larissa Gergieva among others. Concert engagements include recitals of Russian and Operatic repertoire with Vladimir Chernov and Mlada Khudoley.
David received undergraduate degrees in Music History and piano from the Marseille Conservatoire National and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He holds an MFA degree in Performance Practice from UCLA and a DMA in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music.