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In performance

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.

“Music Director Kyle Naig presided from the keyboard with precision and stylistic acumen”

- Opera Today

Kyle Naig is a pianist, coach, and conductor 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. Most recently, Kyle was the principal  pianist/coach for Carmen at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and he looks forward to conducting and music directing at Pacific Opera Project, Intermountain Opera Bozeman, and Opera Orlando this season. In the summer of 2021 he was Associate Conductor for Sweeney Todd at Des Moines Metro Opera, and in 2020 he led a double bill of Gluck operas as well as a new arrangement of Così fan tutte from the harpsichord for Pacific Opera Project. He has appeared as music staff at many American opera companies, including The Dallas 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.

Up next

Following his debut with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Kyle debuts with Florentine Opera in recital with Duke Kim and conducts with Opera OrlandoPacific Opera Project, and Intermountain Opera Bozeman.

“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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