American conductor Evan Rogister opened his 2013-2014 season leading The Florida Orchestra in performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Other highlights of the season include a gala concert with the North Carolina Symphony and Hilary Hahn, his debut at Washington National Opera leading performances of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick, and a concert performance of Eugene Onegin with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Recent engagements have included his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in performances of Rigoletto and Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, the world premiere of Theodore Morrison's Oscar and Szymanowski's King Roger at the Santa Fe Opera, La bohème at the Houston Grand Opera, Bluebeard's Castle/Erwartung at the Seattle Opera, Lohengrin at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, and Otello with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Also recognized as an accomplished conductor of symphonic repertoire, Mr. Rogister has recently made appearances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Bochum Symphoniker. A dual citizen of the United States and Germany, Mr. Rogister received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana University, a Masters of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and continued his conducting studies at The Peabody Institute. He made his professional conducting debut in 2008 at the Houston Grand Opera with performances of Hänsel und Gretel, serving as the Houston Grand Opera's Conducting Fellow, and served as Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under its music director Donald Runnicles from 2009 to 2011.