A native of Belgium with roots in France and artistic director of Angels Vocal Art in Pasadena, California, Kristof Van Grysperre builds on a career that has included significant work as a conductor with organizations such as the Long Beach Opera and the New York City Opera. In 2017, Kristof Van Grysperre lectured on Verdi’s Aida in conjunction with the Pacific Symphony of Orange County.
Under the leadership of musical director Carl St. Clair for the past 28 years, the Pacific Symphony is dedicated to providing greater Orange County with a range of exceptional musical performances and community programs. The Symphony has been deeply involved with opera for more than seven years through its highly successful Symphonic Voices initiative.
The 2019 Symphonic Voices Opera Package consists of four Pacific Symphony productions that prominently feature vocal performances. The package begins with Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in late February and ends with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in early June. In between, Symphonic Voices Opera Package ticketholders can enjoy The Child and the Magic Spells by Maurice Ravel and My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.