Gil Rose

"Conductor Gil Rose…intrepid Bostonian explorer of recent American works and much else” - The New York Times

Odyssey Opera

                                            2015 British Invasion Festival - Thomas Ades  Powder Her Face                                       

                                            2015 British Invasion Festival - Thomas Ades Powder Her Face                                       

A night at the opera doesn’t get much better than this.
— Opera News

In September 2013, Rose founded Odyssey Opera, a Boston-based opera company that is dedicated to the production and performance of dynamic, eclectic, and historically important but underperformed operatic repertoire.

Odyssey Opera presents adventurous and eclectic works that affirm opera as a powerful expression of the human experience. Its world-class artists perform the operatic repertoire from its historic beginnings through lesser-known masterpieces to contemporary new works and commissions in a variety of formats and venues. Odyssey Opera sets standards of high musical and theatrical excellence and innovative programming to advance the operatic genre beyond the familiar and into undiscovered territory. Odyssey Opera takes its audience on a journey to places they've never been before.

The company made its debut with a concert production of Wagner's 6 hour long Rienzi, and has since continued to consistently unanimous acclaim by Boston's press and public. Since its debut, this inventive company has produced concert performances of works by composers as diverse as Korngold, Britten, Picker and Maxwell Davies. They have staged works by Verdi, Mascagni, Wolf-Ferrari, Argento, Vaughan-Williams, Sullivan, Walton, and Adès. This fall they will release their first commercial recording, Mascagni's Zanetto.

Odyssey Opera just recently completed its third season: a festival of English musical dramas, featuring four separate productions that ran from May 2015 through June 2015. On September 18, 2015, Rose conducted the Boston premiere of Le Cid by Jules Massenet in a concert production at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall starring internationally acclaimed tenor Paul Groves.