BIOGRAPHY

Opera Carolina’s General Director & Principal Conductor since 2000, consistently earns critical acclaim for his artistic vision and dynamic presence on the podium.  The breadth of his conducting repertoire is captured in the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Berlioz and Verdi, including to contemporary operas such the 2007 world premiere of Victor Davies’ Transit of Venus.

 

Mo. Meena’s guest conducting engagements have included the Washington Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, L’Opera de Montreal, Michigan Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, South Korea, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of China, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cairo Philharmonic in Egypt, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Sicily and the Orchestra Regionale Toscana in Florence, Italy.  This season, he makes his Memphis Symphony Classics debut, before returning to L’Opera de Montreal for La boheme.

 

For more than a decade he was principal conductor for the Toledo Opera, Resident conductor of the Toledo Symphony and conductor for the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet.  Mo. Meena has conducted legendary singers Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, James McCracken, Diana Soviero, Mignon Dunn, Marilyn Horne, Sherril Milnes, Jerome Hines and Marcello Giordani.


JAMES MEENA

CONDUCTOR

Opera Carolina’s General Director & Principal Conductor since 2000

CONTACTS

Contact: Claudio Ferri
royalartistsmanagement@gmail.com
General Management: Royal Artists Management