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"Music Director/Conductor Kyle Naig [does] marvelous work of bringing the gift of Vivaldi's music to life. Truly impressive."

- StageRaw Review: Ercole su'l Termodotnte, US premiere

Kyle Naig is a conductor, pianist, and coach from Des Moines, Iowa. He is a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where he worked on productions of Aïda, Saul, Don Giovanni, Florencia en el Amazonas, and La bohème, as well as the premiere workshop of El milagro del recuerdo in Mexico City. In the 2023/24 season, he looks forward to several conducting engagements, including Il barbiere di Siviglia with both Pacific Opera Project and Penn Square Music Festival, as well as a double bill of Dido and Aeneas and the world premiere of Jodi Goble's Meow and Forever with San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Into the Woods with Simpson Productions. He is the pianist for Sonic Blossom, a participatory performance in the exhibition Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Kyle spent the summer of 2022 as principal pianist/backstage conductor for Carmen at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, led by Principal Conductor Daniela Candillari. In the 2022/23 season, he served as music director and conductor at both Intermountain Opera Bozeman (Into the Woods) and Opera Orlando (Gianni Schicchi/La cambiale di matrimonio), and he was heard in recital with tenor Duke Kim at The Florentine Opera. Returning to Pacific Opera Project twice, he conducted The Elixir of Love and then served as conductor, music director, arranger, and continuo harpsichordist for the US premiere of Vivaldi's Ercole su'l TermodonteHe has appeared as music staff at many American opera companies, including The Dallas Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Glimmerglass Festival, North Carolina Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Memphis, Intermountain Opera Bozeman, and Cedar Rapids Opera. He also maintains an active schedule as a recitalist and an arranger. 

Following his recital debut with Florentine Opera, Kyle conducted five operas in the 2022/23 season with companies including Opera Orlando, Pacific Opera Project, and Intermountain Opera Bozeman.

This fall, Kyle returns to the podium twice with Pacific Opera Project and debuts with Simpson Productions and Penn Square Opera.

“he... evoked silken tones and

eloquent eighteenth century style”

“Conductor Kyle Naig arranged the Mozart score for soloists and a group of chamber players, eliminating the chorus altogether and cutting the performance time down to a mere two hours with no intermission. He drove the POP ensemble at a brisk pace with vigorous motions that evoked silken tones and eloquent eighteenth century style from the players.”


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In recital

Kyle performs in Houston Grand Opera's Emerging Artist Recital at OPERA America alongside soprano Dorothy Gal, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown, and bass William Guanbo Su.

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