Roryl Macdonald is one of the most sought after orchestral and opera conductors of his generation. Recent engagements have included Auber's Fra Diavolo at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Die Zauberflöte at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, Opera Australia, the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen and San Francisco Opera, Carmen in Lisbon, at Santa Fe Opera and Houston Grand Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. This Scottish musician was a member of Covent Garden's Young Artists Programme, during which time he led many productions including Il barbiere di Siviglia and Hänsel und Gretel. Rory Macdonald has appeared in concert with many of the world's leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. His discography includes a very successful Decca recording of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the violinist Nicola Benedetti. After studying at Cambridge, Rory Macdonald began his career assisting Iván Fischer, Mark Elder and Antonio Pappano.