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About Roberto

Music Director: Detroit Opera

Mexican-born conductor Roberto Kalb is the newly-appointed Music Director of Detroit Opera. He made multiple debuts in the 2022-2023 season, including with the San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The 2023-2024 season includes further debuts with Santa Fe Opera, Atlanta Opera and Detroit Opera, where he makes his inaugural debut as Music Director, conducting The Cunning Little Vixen.

In 2019, Kalb concluded his five season tenure as resident conductor and head of music at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis with a critically acclaimed run of Rigoletto in collaboration with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, which Opera News lauded: “The orchestra sounded sublime under the baton of Roberto Kalb, whose buoyant conducting simultaneously led and followed the singers.”

Additional highlights include productions at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Grand Opera, Tulsa Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Maine, as well as performances with the Orquesta Carlos Chavez in Mexico City, and the Orquestra Sinfonica da USP in São Paulo. Kalb also worked as cover / assistant conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.

Kalb is one of the recipients of the 2021 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is married to soprano, Mané Galoyan.

Roberto is based in Detroit, Michigan
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23/24 Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Lyrics Opera of Kansas City
Mascagni | Leoncavallo Cavalleria rusticana | Pagliacci
Nov 2023
Atlanta Opera
Verdi Rigoletto
Jan 2024
Arizona Opera
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia