David Angus is Music Director of Boston Lyric Opera, following on from a very successful period as Music Director of Glimmerglass Opera in the US. He conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra every season and is Honorary Conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. He has also been Associate Conductor at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Vocal Consultant to the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh.
David Angus was brought up in Belfast. He was a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, under Sir David Willcocks where his affinity with the music of Benjamin Britten began when he sang for the composer at Aldeburgh. He has had a continuing association with the Aldeburgh Festival since, conducting Albert Herring at the Jubilee Hall. He read music at Surrey University before being awarded a Fellowship in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music where he won three Ricordi prizes for his opera conducting. He began his career as a répétiteur at Opera North and then became chorus master and staff conductor for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
David Angus has conducted Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Turin, and given the British premieres of Tchaikovsky's The Enchantress, Von Einem's Danton’s Tod and Shostakovich’s orchestration of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov. He has worked for the Opéra National de Paris, Canadian Opera Company, Malmö Opera, Den Jyske Opera, English Touring Opera and Icelandic Opera. This season he returns to Opera North and conducts orchestral concerts in the USA, UK, Sweden and Italy.