Antony Walker

artistic director and conductor

Maestro Walker is Artistic Director and Conductor of Washington Concert Opera, Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera, and Conductor Emeritus of Pinchgut Opera in his native Sydney, Australia.

Mo. Walker made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2011 with Orfeo ed Euridice and since then has conducted The Barber of Seville, Les pêcheurs de perles, a Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals concert, and most recently The Magic Flute, all at Lincoln Center. Other recent conducting appearances include Opera di Firenze (Semiramide), West Australian Opera (Le nozze di Figaro), Opera Australia (Carmen, Falstaff) Washington National Opera (Dialogues of the Carmelites), English National Opera (The Tales of Hoffmann), Pittsburgh Opera (the World Premier of Daniel Sonnenberg’s The Summer King, Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, Turandot, Salome, The Rake’s Progress, Nabucco, Così, Carmen, La fille du régiment, Otello, La bohème, Philip Glass’ Orphée, Aida), Washington Concert Opera (Leonore, Hérodiade, 30th Anniversary Celebration of Bel Canto, La Favorite, Semiramide, Guntram, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Il corsaro, I masnadieri), Santa Fe Opera (Madama Butterfly), Canadian Opera Company (Maria Stuarda), Wolf Trap Opera (The Touchstone, Giulio Cesare), as well as the Australian premiere of Haydn’s Armida with Pinchgut Opera.

Other career highlights include engagements with Welsh National Opera, New York City Opera, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Orchestre Colonne (Paris), Merola Program at the San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Vancouver Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Opera House Orchestra. Mo. Walker is the recipient of the distinguished Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Award, the Churchill Fellowship and the Queens Trust Award, and the Green Room Award for his conducting of Alcina for Opera Australia. Mo. Walker was among five notable conductors nominated for the DORA Award in the category of Best Musical Direction following his acclaimed performance of Canadian Opera Company’s Maria Stuarda.

In the 2017-18 season, Maestro Walker conducted La straniera and Maria di Rohan with Washington Concert Opera; Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro and Moby Dick for Pittsburgh Opera; the Rossini Stabat Mater for The Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC; a concert including Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky for SUNY Potsdam; and Carmen for West Australian Opera.

  Caryn Kerstetter Reeves    Executive Director

Caryn Kerstetter Reeves

Executive Director

   Nathan Perriello     Operations Manager

Nathan Perriello

Operations Manager

Board of Directors


Melissa Rhea


Alexander D. Crary
Barbara M. Rossotti


Dotty Wexler


Kenneth G. Hance, Jr.

Wendy W. Makins
Dr. Steven F. Mazer
Dottie Schmidt
Mitchell Schneider
Jacquelyn Sheehan
Stephanie Van Reigersberg
Jenonne Walker
Dr. Catherine Wethington


Michele Bartoli Cain
Harlow Case
Diana Dykstra
Barbara Finkelstein
Douglas E. Gill
Charlotte Gollobin
Michael Higgins
Margaret C. Jones*
Dr. Barry Kaplan

    *denotes ex-officio