Bernard Kwiram (Conductor) made his debut with Puget Sound Concert Opera in 2013 conducting Béatrice et Bénédict. He has subsequently conducted Der Frieschütz, Anna Bolena, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Wally, Manon, Martha and Il Trovatore. Mr. Kwiram has also conducted for the Tacoma Opera, Pacific Northwest Opera, Bellevue Opera and Civic Light Opera, in works such as Orpheus in the Underworld, Le Comte Ory, La Fille du Regiment, l’Elisir d’Amore, Il Turco in Italia, La Boheme, La Tragedie de Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Die Fledermaus, La Perichole, The Merry Widow, Rigoletto, Aida, La Cenerentola, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, Kiss Me, Kate and Signor Deluso. He has been the music director and conductor of the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society since 2002, conducting over 160 performances of the G&S Canon, including the ballet Pineapple Poll. In 2015, Mr Kwiram became the music director and conductor of the Tacoma City Ballet, conducting performances of The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Carmina Burana (Orff), Cinderella (Prokofiev), Dracula (Smetana & Elgar) and Pinocchio (Shostakovich). As a singer, Bernie has appeared in roles with the Seattle Opera, Everett Symphony, Bellevue Opera, Civic Light Opera, Seattle Concert Opera, Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Kitsap Opera, Mock’s Crest Productions, Kirkland Choral Society and the Leavenworth Summer Theatre in roles ranging from Tamino and Lenski to Colonel Fairfax and Prince Karl Franz. Mr. Kwiram has created several adapted and reduced orchestrations for operas, ballets and oratorios. He is also a private vocal instructor and serves as an adjunct professor of voice at Northwest University.
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