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Laurie Rogers is director of the Young Artist Program and Head of Music Staff at Opera Saratoga, and has worked nationally and internationally as a conductor, pianist, and vocal coach. During the 2020-21 academic year, as guest faculty at the Peabody Conservatory, she served as music director for Peabody Opera Theatre’s Cosí fan tutte. Last spring, she conducted the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Remove Shoes Before Entering, commissioned by the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, where she served for two years as Music Director; The Consul for Baltimore Concert Opera; and was to have conducted Le nozze di Figaro for the University of Memphis and The Threepenny Opera for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. 

Other recent productions she has conducted include Le nozze di Figaro and Lucrezia Borgia for the University of Delaware, Trouble in Tahiti for Carnegie Mellon University, Little Women at Simpson College, and Die Fledermaus and Amahl and the Night Visitors for the University of Alabama, as well as preparing Arabella for the Canadian Opera Company. 

The¬†New England Conservatory alumna¬†recently¬†served as assistant conductor¬†for¬†Porgy and Bess¬†in Bari, Italy;‚ÄĮas a conductor she has led productions in Saratoga, Philadelphia,¬†Texas,¬†New Mexico,¬†and¬†Italy.¬†She served as assistant conductor¬†and in artistic administration¬†for the Opera Company of Philadelphia¬†over the course of 13 seasons;¬†as assistant conductor and music staff at¬†the Dallas Opera for¬†five¬†seasons;¬†and has¬†worked at¬†major opera houses across the country¬†including¬†the¬†Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera,¬†San Diego Opera, Utah Opera, North Carolina Opera, Arizona Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, and others. She¬†prepared¬†the world premiere of¬†Jake¬†Heggie’s¬†Moby-Dick¬†in Dallas, as well as¬†subsequent¬†productions in San Diego,¬†Washington, and San Francisco (the latter recorded for the¬†Great Performances¬†series on PBS),¬†and¬†covered¬†Maestro James Conlon¬†as well as¬†prompted¬†the¬†Los Angeles¬†Opera production¬†in 2015.‚ÄĮShe¬†prepared the world premiere¬†at¬†Houston¬†Grand Opera¬†of Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera¬†composed¬†for Frederica von Stade,¬†A Coffin in Egypt, and performed in subsequent productions in¬†Los Angeles¬†and at Lincoln Center.‚ÄĮ

Rogers gives master classes nationwide,¬†judges¬†the Metropolitan Opera¬†National Council Auditions, has been published in¬†Classical Singer¬†magazine, and has taught at the Professional Advantage singer training program in¬†Mercatello¬†sul¬†Metauro, Italy.‚ÄĮShe is a native of Greenwich,¬†Connecticut, and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University.¬†