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Bernard Kwiram

Bernard Kwiram (Conductor) made his debut with Puget Sound Concert Opera in 2013 conducting Béatrice et Bénédict. He has subsequently conducted Der FrieschützAnna BolenaCavalleria RusticanaLa 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 UnderworldLe Comte OryLa Fille du Regimentl’Elisir d’AmoreIl Turco in ItaliaLa BohemeLa Tragedie de CarmenDie ZauberflöteDie FledermausLa PericholeThe Merry WidowRigolettoAidaLa CenerentolaAmahl and the Night VisitorsCarouselThe Wizard of OzKiss 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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