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Tobias Picker


Tobias Picker, called “our finest composer for the lyric stage” by The Wall Street Journal, has composed works in all genres including five operas to date. Picker’s operas have been commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, The LA Opera, The Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera, and have gone on to be produced by New York City Opera, L’Opera de Montreal, Chicago Opera Theater, Covent Garden, Opera Holland Park, and many other distinguished companies. In addition, Picker has composed numerous concert works, commissioned and performed by the greatest orchestras, ensembles and concert artists of our time, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, L’Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra, among others. Tobias Picker was elected to lifetime membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

Past Programs Featuring Tobias Picker