Argentinean-American Steven Aguiló-Arbues enjoys his various roles as a conductor, vocal coach, répétiteur, and recitalist. He has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout Spain, Italy, Peru and the United States, and has worked on over fifty opera productions, including:
-Dialogues des Carmélites
-Il Barbiere di Siviglia
-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.
Mr. Aguiló-Arbues has played masterclasses and studio coachings with renowned artists including Marylin Horne, Thomas Hampson, Renata Scotto, Nico Castel, Marni Nixon, Martin Katz, Stephen Lord, Samuel Ramey, and 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 Convent Garden
-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
Mr. Aguiló-Arbues is currently the conductor/music director for the Boulder Opera Company, engaged to conduct Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges this 2021 season. He recently served as the Program and Music Director of Studio Artists at Sarasota Opera for the past three seasons as well as a cover/assistant conductor, pianist and coach. 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 through a fast-paced interactive scripted concert for the past nine years.
He also performs regularly as a Central City Opera Touring Artist as a pianist/coach and maintains a busy coaching and recital schedule when in Colorado. Mr. Aguiló-Arbues has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Centro Studi Lirica in Italy, University of Colorado Boulder, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
His love for opera has led him to work with Opera Colorado, The Atlanta Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Boulder Opera Company, Colorado Light Opera, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Festival Amadeus, and the Miami Music Festival. Mr. Aguiló-Arbues earned his Professional Studies Certificate and Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He resides in Colorado with his wife Emily Murdock and their daughter Sofia.