Roberto Kalb is currently Resident Conductor and Head of Music at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. This upcoming season's conducting engagements include debuts with Michigan Opera Theatre (27), Tulsa Opera (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Florida Grand Opera (Frida), Kentucky Opera (Rigoletto), and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Rigoletto).
Mr. Kalb’s awards include:
Winner of the American Prize for an Orchestral Composition, 2nd prize in the Washington International Composition Competition, and the Ann Arbor Symphony Sight and Sound Competition.
Kalb conducted the San Francisco premiere performance of Rossini's opera La scala di seta and has conducted the Orquesta Carlos Chávez in Mexico City and the Orquestra Sinfonica da USP in Sao Paulo Brazil, and most recently the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as resident conductor for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
He has acted as assistant and cover conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Florida Grand Opera, amongst others.
Kalb's music has been performed in Mexico, France, Germany and throughout the United States. Kalb holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, and the New England Conservatory of Music.