Internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, Harry Bicket is especially noted for his interpretation of Baroque and classical repertoire. In 2007, he became artistic director of The English Concert, one of the UK’s finest period orchestras. Recent highlights include productions for the Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Los Angeles, Glyndebourne, Santa Fe, Opera North, Spoleto and the Liceu (Barcelona) operas; Bayerische Staatsoper; the Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Colorado symphonies; New York, Rotterdam, Royal Liverpool and Royal Stockholm philharmonic orchestras; the Minnesota Orchestra; St Paul Chamber Orchestra; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Scottish Chamber Ochestra.
His Met debut in 2004 a new production of Rodelinda with Renée Fleming and David Daniels was followed by Giulio Cesare (2006) and La Clemenza di Tito (2008). He has appeared at major US festivals such as Glimmerglass, Spoleto, Aspen and Santa Fe. His discography includes releases with Ian Bostridge, David Daniels, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Recent highlights include his acclaimed return to the Rotterdam Philharmonic for Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, a highly successful US tour with David Daniels and The English Concert, visits to leading European summer festivals and his appearance at the BBC Proms with The English Concert and Mark Padmore in Handel’s Samson. The current season and beyond includes appearances with the Los Angeles and Hong Kong philharmonic orchestras; his Japanese debut with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; concerts, recordings and extensive touring with The English Concert, as well as productions for the Liceu, Bordeaux, Atlanta, Canadian, Lyric and Metropolitan operas and the Theater an der Wien.