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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.

"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. Kyle spent his 2022/23 season conducting and music directing L'elisir d'amore (Pacific Opera Project), Into the Woods (Intermountain Opera Bozeman), and The Marriage Contract/Gianni Schicchi (Opera Orlando). Creating a new arrangement of Vivaldi's Ercole su'l Termodonte, he music directed, conducted, and played the harpsichord in the piece's US premiere with Pacific Opera Project this January. Also this season, he was the principal pianist/coach/backstage conductor for Carmen at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and debuted with Florentine Opera in recital with Duke Kim, tenor. In the summer of 2021, Kyle 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 recital debut with Florentine Opera, Kyle  conducts five operas  in the 2022/23 season with companies including 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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