Argentinean-American Steven Aguiló-Arbues enjoys an active career as a conductor, vocal coach, chorus master, recitalist and producer. He currently serves as Artistic Director and Conductor for Opera Fort Collins where conducting engagements include Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Manuel de Falla's La vida breve, Floyd's Susannah and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. In addition, he was recently appointed Conductor of the Crested Butte Music Festival, where he will be conducting symphonic works as well as Così fan tutte for the 2024 festival season.
Recent engagements include Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors with Central City Opera and Conductor for Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Boulder Opera Company. Past Boulder Opera seasons include Massenet's Manon, Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges and Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Mo. Aguiló-Arbues has 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 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 twelve years.
He has worked on over 70 opera productions, including:
-Dialogues des Carmélites
-Il barbiere di Siviglia
-Le pêcheurs de perles
-Florencia en el Amazonas
-Roméo et Juliette ...and MORE
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His passion for opera has led him to work with Opera Colorado, The Atlanta Opera, San Diego Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Fort Collins, Boulder Opera Company, Colorado Light Opera, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Festival Amadeus (Montana), the Miami Music Festival, and Centro Studi Lirica (Italy). 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 Renata Scotto, Marylin Horne, Thomas Hampson, 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
-Teatro alla Scala
-Deutsche Oper Berlin
-Royal Opera House Covent Garden
-Opéra national de Paris
-Lyric Opera of Chicago
-Washington National Opera
-San Francisco Opera
-Santa Fe Opera
-Houston Grand Opera
-English National Opera
-Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
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
-Indiana University, Bloomington
He also maintains a busy coaching and recital schedule when in Colorado. His love for art song and contemporary works have led him to work with Art Song Colorado as a conductor, collaborative pianist, vocal coach and recording producer. He has also taught and 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.
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.