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Eric Melear

Eric Melear

Conductor and pianist Eric Melear has carved out an international operatic career as a versatile performer and administrator, dividing his time between conducting, coaching and playing, and having overseen the musical activities of both Houston Grand Opera and Wolf Trap Opera.


His 2017-18 season included conducting Roméo et Juliette at Wolf Trap Opera, Wagner’s Nibelungen Ring for Children at the Vienna State Opera, and assisting productions of Daphne, Die Walküre, Der Freischütz, and more at the Vienna State Opera.


Based in Vienna, Austria, he serves on the music staff of the Vienna State Opera, where he regularly covers and assists major conductors, prepares the world-class ensemble, and shares conducting responsibilities for the stage music.