Emily Senturia, conductor
Drawing from her diverse experience as a violinist, conductor, and coach, San Francisco Bay Area native Emily Senturia approaches operatic repertoire with a sympathetic affinity for both singers and instrumentalists.
Ms. Senturia makes her mainstage debut with Houston Grand Opera in 2018 conducting Il barbiere di Siviglia; in past seasons as a member of HGO’s music staff, she conducted performances of L’elisir d’amore, The Little Prince, and The Magic Flute. She has a long-standing relationship with Wolf Trap Opera, for whom she recently conducted two Studio Spotlight scenes programs, in addition to coaching La bohème, The Ghosts of Versailles, and Giulio Cesare.
In 2017-2018 Ms. Senturia conducts Iolanthe with Savoynet Performing Group at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival before coaching Elizabeth Cree and War Stories at Opera Philadelphia. In the fall she will cover Alcina at Washington National Opera. She music directs La liberazione di Ruggiero for the inaugural project of Opera X, a company devoted to promoting operas by female composers. She finishes her season on the music staff of Atlanta Opera for their production of Sweeney Todd.
Ms. Senturia studied opera at the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Wolf Trap, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Royal Academy of Music. She studied orchestral conducting at Indiana University and Boston University, and violin at Rice University.