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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. 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. This summer, Kyle will be principal pianist/coach for Carmen at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He also maintains an active schedule as a recitalist and an arranger.

Up next

Kyle  returns to The Dallas Opera for Jonathan Dove's Flight and debuts with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

“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.”