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Michael Papadopoulos

Michael Papadopoulos is a British-Cypriot conductor and former BBC Music Magazine Rising Star.

Recent conducting credits include Mavra/Pierrot Lunaire (ROH/Britten Sinfonia), Die Sieben Todsünden/Mahagonny Songspiel (ROH), Acis and Galatea/Dido and Aeneas (Waterperry Opera), Dido and Aeneas (Ustinov Studio), as well as concert work with the Britten Sinfonia and several performances with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

An alumnus of the Royal Opera House’s prestigious Jette Parker Artist Programme, he has worked closely on a number of productions with conductors including Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Mark Wigglesworth, and Daniele Rustioni. Other assistant work has taken him to Opera North, Scottish Opera, and Garsington and this summer makes his conducting debut at Opera Holland Park with Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Michael read music at Trinity College, Oxford and continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.