Mexican-born conductor Roberto Kalb makes multiple debuts in the 2021-2022 season including with the Compañía Nacional de Ópera at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, and with Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra. 2021-2022 also marks return collaborations with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Awakenings, and Florida Grand Opera for a production of La Traviata.


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, and currently resides in Berlin, Germany with his wife, soprano Mane Galoyan.