Mary Box is a conductor and pianist with extensive experience coaching several of the world's leading opera singers.
In July, Ms. Box is conducting a world premiere opera by Mark Buller,The Impresario of Oz, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera's Art of Opera outreach program.
In May, Ms. Box made her Woodlands Symphony Orchestra debut conducting works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Holst, and John Williams.
Houston Grand Opera
Art of Opera camp
Impresario of Oz
June 20 - July 1, 2022
In July, Ms. Box will be conducting a world premiere opera by Mark Buller for Houston Grand Opera's Art of Opera outreach program. In May, Ms. Box made her Woodlands Symphony Orchestra debut conducting works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Holst, and John Williams, and study conducted Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 with Donald Schleicher and the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra.
In 2021, Ms. Box was recently a full participant in the International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, studying Brahms symphonies with Carl St. Clair and the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Box also conducted excerpts of Così fan tutte in Vienna, Austria at the Vienna Opera Academy for Conductors.
Ms. Box has collaborated on more than forty operatic productions. She recently joined the music staff of The Dallas Opera for several exciting projects, including the world premiere recording of Joby Talbot's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the Dallas Opera National Vocal Competition, the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, Madama Butterfly with Emmanuel Villaume, and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Lina Gonzalez-Granados.
Ms. Box maintains an active coaching schedule from her home in Houston, Texas, coaching such GRAMMY winners as Sasha Cooke, Reginald Smith, Jr., and Richard Paul Fink.
"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity."