Described as a “very refined conductor,” and “having an amazing energy on the podium,” Alan Anibal, from Brazil, is Assistant Conductor at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY.). M. Anibal has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.
Mr. Anibal has served as Music Director of the International Brazilian Opera Company, based in NYC and Brazil, where he directed classical music and opera productions in Brazilian styles. During the 2012-14 seasons, Mr. Anibal served as Assistant Conductor at the Opera Company of Brooklyn, rehearsing and assisting opera productions such as La Serva Padrona, Dido and Aaeneas, Cosi fan tutti, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In 2011, Mr. Anibal debuted with the Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio of Sao Paulo, in celebration of the 456th Anniversary of the city. Among other orchestras that he has conducted are: Ithaca College Orchestra (US), Cincinnati College Conservatory Orchestra (US), St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Orquestra Sinfonica do Festival de Londrina (Brazil). In 2010, he was awarded with the “Student Conductor Prize” at the Londrina Music Festival and invited to conduct the orchestra of the festival and become a guest conductor in the following year. In the same year, Mr. Aníbal worked as a tenor and Assistant Conductor at Colegium Musicum Choir of Sao Paulo and assistant conductor of Camerata FAAM. In 2008, Mr. Anibal was awarded with the position of Conductor Fellow at the Sao Paulo Municipal School, where he was assistant conductor of the Sao Paulo Youth Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Youth Choir.
Alan Anibal is currently under guidance of Juilliard’s Professor M. George Stelluto. Among Mr. Aníbal’s conducting professors are Apo Hsu, Mark Gibson, Kirk Trevor, Daisuke Soga, Markand Thakar, Lawrence Golan, Abel Rocha, Naomi Munakata, Eduardo Navega, and Raymond Harvey.
Mr. Anibal studied singing with Benito Maresca, Rufus Muller and Arthur Burrows, and piano with Marisa Lacorte, Horacio Gouvea. He performed as a tenor soloist in several theaters of Brazil and U.S.. As a composer, Mr. Aníbal studied with Mr. Laurence Wallach and presented his compositions during the 2011’s and 2012’s Bard Season at the Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.