BIOGRAPHY

Argentinean-American Steven Aguiló-Arbues enjoys an active career as a conductor, vocal coach, chorus master, recitalist and producer. He has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout Spain, Italy, Peru and the United States, and has worked on over sixty opera productions, including:

-Carmen

-Madama Butterfly

-Don Giovanni

-La boheme

-Dialogues des Carmélites

-Rigoletto

-Idomeneo

-Il barbiere di Siviglia

-Die Zauberflöte

-Tosca

-Le nozze di Figaro

-Dido and Aeneas

-Florencia en el Amazonas

-Roméo et Juliette

-Don Pasquale, and MORE

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His interest in American musical theatre has led him to prepare productions of Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Pippin, and Anything Goes.

 

Maestro Aguiló-Arbues has frequently collaborated in masterclasses and studio coachings with renowned artists including Marylin Horne, Thomas Hampson, Renata Scotto, Nico Castel, Marni Nixon, Martin Katz, Samuel Ramey, Ubaldo Fabbri, Martha Eggerth, Robert Cowart, David Syrus, Brian Zeger, Richard Danielpour, and members of the Takács String Quartet, among others. 

 

He has coached singers who have gone on to win the Grand National Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as sing at opera companies around the world, including the:

-Metropolitan Opera in New York City

-Wiener Staatsoper

-Teatro alla Scala

-Deutsche Oper Berlin

-Royal Opera House Convent Garden

-Opéra national de Paris

-Lyric Opera of Chicago

-Washington National Opera

-San Francisco Opera 

-Santa Fe Opera

-Houston Grand Opera 

-Oper Frankfurt

-English National Opera

-Zürich Opernhaus

-Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

-Salzburg Festival

Students that he has coached have gone on to study at institutions such as:

-The Juilliard School

-Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

-The Manhattan School of Music

-Mannes School of Music

-University of Southern California

-Yale

-Indiana University, Bloomington

-Peabody Institute

 

Mo. Aguiló-Arbues has recently been appointed as the artistic director of Opera Fort Collins where he will also conduct Floyd's Susannah and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in 2023. He is also currently the conductor/music director for the Boulder Opera Company, engaged to conduct Massenet's Manon for the 2022/23 season. During Boulder Opera's 2021 season he conducted Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. He also served as the Program and Music Director of Studio Artists at Sarasota Opera for three seasons as well as a cover/assistant conductor, pianist and coach for the past five seasons. He has also served as Conductor for Denver’s Inside the Orchestra, a professional orchestra that introduces orchestra, ballet, and opera music to children and their families for the past ten years. www.InsidetheOrchestra.org

 

He also performs regularly as a Central City Opera Touring Artist and maintains a busy coaching and recital schedule when in Colorado. He is also highly involved with Art Song Colorado as a conductor, collaborative pianist, vocal coach and recording producer. Mo. Aguiló-Arbues has also worked at institutions like the Manhattan School of Music, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Boulder. 

 

His love for opera has led him to work with Opera Colorado, Atlanta Opera, San Diego Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Boulder Opera Company, Colorado Light Opera, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Festival Amadeus (Montana), the Miami Music Festival, and Centro Studi Lirica (Italy). Mo. Aguiló-Arbues earned his Professional Studies Certificate and Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  He currently resides in Colorado with his wife and daughter.