Harry Sever is a conductor with a wide-ranging repertoire and a fluency in both operatic and orchestral style. He has conducted in major venues throughout the UK and worldwide in opera, ballet, and concert repertoire. Recent and upcoming engagements include La Traviata (Opera Holland Park Young Artists), Cendrillon (Bampton Classical Opera), The Nutcracker (Peter Schaufuss Balletten), as well as projects with The Royal Opera Academy, Copenhagen and Birmingham Conservatoire. As an assistant conductor, Harry has worked with Den Jyske Opera (Danish National Opera), the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Grange Festival, and the Britten Sinfonia at Sadler’s Wells.
As a vocal coach and repetiteur, Harry has worked with singers from the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, and the National Opera Studio, in masterclasses with Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, and Toby Spence, and in workshops with the Southbank Sinfonia and CHROMA. Harry is passionate about community music-making, and has worked with the Choir of London and choirs from across the West Bank as part of the Palestine Choral Festival.
Harry studied at the Queen's College, Oxford and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
An urgent but sensitively calibrated pulse ran through his interpretation... a fine sense for weighting, shared with the City of London Sinfonia' Opera Magazine
'The orchestra makes an alternatively strong and delicate sound under Harry Sever's deft baton' Bachtrack
'Harry Sever deserves rapturous applause for performing the entire work from memory...the musical dialogue between Sever and the singers feels like second nature.' Fringe Opera
'Ensemble throughout the opera was a strong point aided by excellent direction from Harry Sever' The Oxford Culture Review