Associate Artistic Director
Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles recently concluded his tenure as Assistant Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Real made his debut with MISO at the Adrienne Arsht Center where he performed with blues master Corky Siegel. He has also led performances in MISO for the Family, MISO @ the Parks, and MISO @ St. John’s series.
Active as an opera conductor, Mr. Real is currently Assistant Conductor at Chicago Summer Opera for productions of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw. He has also served as Assistant Conductor for Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Menotti’s The Medium at Miami Music Festival. Mr. Real has conducted in productions of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Bizet’s Carmen, and Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias in Cincinnati with CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. He was also invited to Arezzo for the Oberlin in Italy Opera Festival where he was Assistant Conductor in the main production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and led performances of Bellini’s Capuleti e i Montecchi, Gluck’s Orfeo, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Mr. Real has conducted Ft. Wayne Philharmonic (Indiana), Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (Georgia), The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Camerata Antonio Soler (El Escorial, Spain), and Chamber Philharmonic of Catalonia, which awarded him the Conducting Prize by its musicians. He has also worked with the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, part of the world famous EL SISTEMA, assisting Maestro Eduardo Marturet.
Dedicated to outreach, Mr. Real has worked with many organizations to bring music to youth, including Teaching Miami with Love and the Boys & Girls Club. He implemented an education program in Miami Dade Public Schools where he read alongside students about the orchestra before presenting a concert. He has also worked with youth ensembles such as Miami Dade’s Superintendent’s Honors Orchestra, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, and SIMANOF Orchestra Foundation. With MISO, he gave pre-concert talks and led Family Tours, giving audience members a behind the scenes look that enhances the concert going experience. In 2016, he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of Doral for his contributions to the arts and cultural life in Miami.
Since moving to Minneapolis, Mr. Real participated in the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Program and was named a recipient of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund. Future projects include mounting a baroque opera production in the Twin Cities. In the fall of 2018, Mr. Real will begin working as Associate Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota.