Artistic Director and Principal Conductor | Fort Worth Opera
Joseph Illick is currently the artistic director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera. He has also served as the artistic director of Greater Miami Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Shreveport Opera, Voices of Change (Dallas), Voces Intimae (Dallas) and Performance Santa Fe. He has conducted for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera (Merola), Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Stadttheater Aachen, Vienna Chamber Opera, Covent Garden Ensemble, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Augusta Symphony, Miami Symphony, Nevada Opera Theater and Opera Carolina. He has given a series of performance talks on classical music in Dallas, Miami and Santa Fe. His opera “UnShakeable,” commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, has been performed throughout New Mexico and Colorado; his opera “Feel the Tango” has been performed in Santa Fe, Fort Worth and Nashville and his children’s opera, “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World,” will premiere this November.