Kristof Van Grysperre


Kristof Van Grysperre, a native of Belgium with roots in France, hailed by the Orange County Register as “gifted and stylistically impeccable”
and “with pugilistic power and sensitivity,” has conducted numerous productions at Long Beach Opera to high acclaim, including Frida, Candide,
La Voix Humaine, Hydrogen Jukebox and the world premiere of Fallujah, which was live broadcasted by KCET and which he also conducted in
his recent NYC Opera debut. He recently conducted The Consul at Chicago Opera Theater. 

Whether it be traditional or modern repertoire, on the podium he is well known and respected for clarity and precision and his great mastery
of details. With a repertoire of over fifty operas, Van Grysperre conducted performances for Opera Pacific, Baltimore Opera Studio, Intimate Opera Company, USC Opera and Cal State LA. Also committed to foster emerging talent, he is the artistic director of Angels Vocal Art, where he conducted
“La Traviata”, “Anya17” and “a Gran Gala di Verdi” at the past summer festivals.

A highly sought-after coach for singers and conductors, he has been engaged by various organizations, including Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Program, Aspen Opera Center, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Song Fest, California Conducting Workshop and University of Southern California,
where he also served as acting music director of the USC Thornton Opera.