WEBER: Der Freischütz, J.277: Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
HANDEL: Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
ROSSINI: L’Italiana in Algeri: Overture (original version)
BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24
BEETHOVEN: Egmont: Overture
During the 2011/2012 season, Miss Lustig returned to City Opera as Cephisa in Telemann’s Orpheus, and joined the Aspen Opera Theater Center as Daisy in Harbisons, The Great Gatsby conducted by Anne Manson. Miss Lustig was selected as one of Caramoor’s 2012 Vocal Rising Stars with the New York Festival of Song, where she participated in the program, New York to Paris, Paris to Paradise at both Caramoor and Merkin Hall. In the fall of 2011, she made a last minute appearance as the First Officer and cover of Sophie in Peter Maxwell Davis US premier of Kommilitonen at the Juilliard School.
In 2012 Miss Lustig became a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera where she sang the roles of Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto, and covered the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She also made her debut with the Erie Philharmonic as a soloist in Verdi’s Stabat Mater. Miss. Lustig is currently enjoying her second year as a Resident Artist where she will perform the roles of Papagena in The Magic Flute, Zina in Dark Sisters, and Musetta in La Boheme (Student Matinee). She aslo returns to the Erie Philharmonic to be the Soprano Soloist in Carmina Burana.
At Juilliard, where she also earned her undergraduate degree, Ms. Lustig’s operatic roles have included Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Venere in Cavalli’s La Doriclea, Isabel Wentworth in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, and the title role in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias. She has worked with the Baroque ensemble Juilliard415 in an excerpt from Thomas Arne’s Thomas and Sally at Alice Tully Hall, under the baton of William Christie. Miss Lustig’s concert appearances also include the soprano soloist in the Faure Requiem with Cantori New York.
A great lover of the recital repertoire, Ms. Lustig enjoyed the summer of 2013 at the Ravinia Steans Institute and made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a soloist in Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music. Ms. Lustig enjoys a close collaboration with Michael Barrett and Steven Blier at the New York Festival of Song, with appearances in multiple programs including “Killer Bs,” “Latin Lovers,” “Road Trip,” and “Carried Away.” Equally accomplished in musical theatre repertoire, she made her debut at New York’s Town Hall, where she was named one of their 2010 Broadway Rising Stars. She has sung at Boston’s Symphony Hall as a soloist on the prestigious radio program “From the Top;” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall with the New York Festival of Song, Alice Tully Hall, and at Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.
Miss Lustig has had the pleasure of spending past summers as a Young Artist with Glimmerglass Opera, where she made her debut as Ancella in Cherubini’s Medea and covered the role of Ruth in Later the Same Evening. She looks forward to returning to the program this summer to sing the role of Bella Griffiths in An American Tragedy. Miss Lustig has also been the recipient of a Stern Fellowship at the Songfest Program, where she was given the opportunity to work with Martin Katz, Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett, and John Musto. Awards and honors include 2012 Regional Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Pittsburgh); third place winner of the Great Lakes District of the MONCA; the Barbara E. Maze Award and the Achtmayer Award from the Handel and Haydn Society; the Bel Canto Award and the New York Opera Project Award from the Bel Canto Institute; and the William Randolph Hearst, Dr. and Mrs. Gottfried Duschak, and Cecille Weber Memorial scholarships at the Juilliard School and was honored to be the recipient of the institution’s first Novick Career Grant.
Mr. Loh’s previous positions include: Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera; Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Mr. Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Texas Tenors and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold-out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film, and he is has lead Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain, among other concert productions.
Mr. Loh is active as a guest conductor, both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to annual concerts in Pittsburgh and Dallas, his recent engagements include the Boston Pops (Tanglewood); Detroit Symphony; San Diego Symphony; Seattle Symphony; Buffalo Philharmonic; and the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral. Past engagements include the National (Washington D.C.), Indianapolis, Tacoma, Utah, Naples, Knoxville, Florida, El Paso, San Luis Obispo, Edmonton, Colorado, Charleston (SC), Malaysia, Daejeon (South Korea) and Greater Bridgeport Orchestras. His summer appearances include the festivals of Sun Valley, Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen (CO), Mann Center in Philadelphia, Breckenridge, Las Vegas, Hot Springs (AR), the Kinhaven Music School (VT) and the Performing Arts Institute (PA). In the summer of 2016, he made his debut at Tanglewood, conducting Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and returned in 2017 to conduct the Boston Pops.
Mr. Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and his BA, and Certificate of Management Studies, from the University of Rochester. Lawrence Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. Follow him on instagram @conductorlarryloh or twitter @lawrenceloh or visit his website, www.lawrenceloh.com.