Brent Doulgas, conductor, pianist, choral educator is widely known for his musical versatility and charismatic stage presence. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida, where he studied with Dr. William Wiedrich. He has studied with Michael Francis (Florida Orchestra) and Harold Faberman. In May 2016, he will appear with the Berlin Sinfonietta. He has appeared with the Gwinnett, Georiga, Chamber Symphony, the Bard College Summer Symphony. He is an acclaimed recital artist, primarily making his career in collaborative piano genres. He is on the faculty of Eckerd College where he teaches piano and serves as the Choral Director. He plays piano and celeste in the Florida Orchestra.
Mr. Douglas was selected as the first conductor of Dusseldorf Lyric Opera because of his extensive experience in the world of opera and his incredible musicality as a pianist and conductor. He is great with singers and musicians, and is active in developing our opera company through regular consultations about programming, fund-raising and recruitment of singers and musicians. He was chosen after he appeared in concert at the piano with the singers of DLO in May 2016 for our inaugural benefit. Brent will be conducting The Magic Flute, one of our first full-length operas with orchestra in November 2017.