Dominic Wheeler

Born in Dorset, Dominic Wheeler studied at Clare College, Cambridge, the RCM and the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest. He was also Audi Conducting Scholar and, later, guest conductor at Dartington International Summer School.

He has conducted for ENO: The Barber of Seville, Siegfried, Das Rhinegold, War and Peace, The Capture of Troy and The Turk in Italy; for Opera North: L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville; for Scottish Opera: Don Giovanni and Alceste (also at the Opéra de Nice); for Opera New Zealand: Manon; Tosca, Werther, La bohème, and Madam Butterfly for Holland Park; Giovanna d’Arco, Ermione, and Lucrezia Borgia for Chelsea Opera Group; for ETO: The Pearl Fishers, The Marriage of Figaro, Fidelio and Macbeth; for CBTO: Faust; Nabucco, Hunyadi László for Dorset Opera; for ENO Contemporary Studio: the première of The Maids (John Lunn) at The Lyric Hammersmith; for Trinity College of Music: La voix humaine; for Batignano: Don Giovanni, Giganti della Montagna (Federico Amendola - world première), Salome (Stradella), the Italian premières of Peri’s Euridice (arr. Stephen Oliver) and Candide; at Her Majesty's Theatre: Watch your Step (Irving Berlin); Die Zauberflöte for Longborough; The Marriage of Figaro for BYO; L’enfant et les sortilèges, Das Wundertheater (Henze) and La princesse jaune (Saint-Saëns) for the Royal Academy Opera; L’augelino belverde (Jonathan Dove) for GSMD.

His concert engagements include a gala concert at Kenwood with the City of London Sinfonia, a programme of Judith Weir with the BBC Singers, the opening concert in the Norwich Festival with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Messiah and the Mozart C Minor Mass with the English Northern Philharmonia and Leeds Philharmonic chorus, the Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle at Aldeburgh, and orchestral concerts with Trinity College of Music London, and Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra.

Current season/future plans include: Gentle Giant for the ROH, A Night at the Chinese Opera (Judith Weir) for RAM, Gentle Giant for ROH at the Linbury and on tour, gala concerts with the City of London Sinfonia, concerts with the London Mozart Players in England and Germany, a concert with the Northern Sinfonia, a programme of Russian music with the BBC Singers, I Puritani for COG, and L’Hérodiade for Dorset Opera.