Keri-Lynn Wilson


Keri-Lynn Wilson is a guest conductor of leading international opera companies and orchestras. Following her successful debut at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House last season, conducting Carmen, Ms. Wilson was re-engaged to conduct La Bohème. In 2020, she will also be making her Paris Opera debut with Carmen.

Currently, Ms. Wilson is conducting a new production of Rigoletto for the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo that opens their season; in the 2019/20 season, she also returns to the Bolshoi to conduct Manon Lescaut; as well as returning to Juilliard to conduct a new production of La Bohème and their annual commencement concert; she will make her debut at the Teatro Colon with performances of Tosca, amongst other engagements.

Ms. Wilson’s performance last season with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra of Rossini’s rarely performed opera, Sigismondo, has been released as a CD on the BR Klassik label.

Recently, Ms. Wilson conducted La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Munich Opera; conducted Faust at the Washington Opera; made her debut with the Australian National Opera, conducting Così fan tutte; made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company with Tosca, conducted Don Carlo at the Bolshoi Opera, Romeo and Juliette with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, Rusalka at the Czech National Opera, Otello at the Montreal Opera, Don Giovanni in Bilbao, L’Elisir D’Amore in Valencia, The Flying Dutchman in Warsaw, a double bill of Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis at Juilliard Opera, Hänsel und Gretel at the Mariinsky Theater, and La Fille du Régiment in Palermo and at the Royal Opera House in Oman. She conducted the Toronto Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, the Dusseldorf Symphony, and the orchestras of Iceland and Prague. She also acted as Music Director of the National Slovenian Philharmonic; conducted new productions of Aida and La Fanciulla del West at the English National Opera; conducted Verdi’s Attila and Il Trovatore in La Coruña; and televised performances of Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, La Traviata, Rigoletto and La Bohème with the NDR Orchestra.

Other recent highlights include Un Ballo in Maschera and Pique Dame in Stockholm with the Royal Swedish Opera, Madama Butterfly in Tokyo at the New National Theater; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and La Traviata at the Zurich Opera; Flying Dutchman at the Montreal Opera; Nabucco in La Coruña; La Traviata in Bilbao; Eugene Onegin in Warsaw; Turandot at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with the NDR Orchestra; Otello in Bari; and Boris Godunov in Tel Aviv.

Ms. Wilson has conducted frequently at the Vienna State Opera, Mariinsky Theater, Munich Opera, Bolshoi Opera, Palermo Opera, Juilliard Opera, Israel Opera, Warsaw Opera, Bilbao Opera, and Montreal Opera. She has also conducted opera in Rome, Torino, Bari, Florence, Parma, Verona, Palermo, Oslo, Nice, Bucharest, Los Angeles, Leipzig, and Washington. Ms. Wilson has conducted orchestras in Paris, Los Angeles, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Houston, Washington, Aachen, Leipzig, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Bucharest, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, and Zagreb, amongst others.

Dorian Records has produced a CD, Danzon, of Ms Wilson conducting the Simón Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela in a recording of Latin American compositions. A native of Winnipeg, Canada, Ms. Wilson studied the flute, piano and violin. At the Juilliard School in New York, she was a student of renowned flutist Julius Baker and made her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 21. A recipient of the Bruno Walter Scholarship, she continued her studies at Juilliard in the conducting program with Otto-Werner Mueller. Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor and two Masters degrees in both conducting and flute performance from Juilliard in 1994. She made her debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada at the age of 23. While still a student, she assisted Claudio Abbado at the Salzburg Festival and won a fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center. Upon graduation, she was the Associate Conductor at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra until 1998, when she launched her international career as a guest conductor.