Principal Guest Conductor
Nathan Fifield is a regular guest conductor at top ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He is currently the principle conductor of the Tulsa Ballet. He recently conducted John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid with San Francisco Ballet and premiered the joint San Francisco Ballet/Pacific Northwest Ballet revival of Balanchine’s classic Coppélia. Nathan will soon make his European debut with Opera de Bordeaux’s Sleeping Beauty, and will lead both Tulsa Ballet and Nashville Ballet in new productions of Rite of Spring. Equally at home in the opera world, Nathan is also currently the music director of Light Opera of Oklahoma. He has led many productions including Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, West Side Story and Into the Woods, and has worked with such companies as Utah Festival Opera, Opera in the Heights and Chelsea Opera. His teachers and mentors include Michael Tilson Thomas, David Hayes and Gustav Meier.