Internationally acclaimed American conductor, Viswa Subbaraman, is currently the Artistic Director/Music Director of The Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. In his inaugural season at the Skylight, highlights included a number of critically and audience acclaimed productions including Beethoven’s Fidelio, which he both stage directed and conducted, Hans Werner Henze’s El Cimarrón, and Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox. Subbaraman recently conducted the world premiere of Somtow Sucharitkul’s The Snow Dragon, which became the Skylight Music Theatre’s first touring production to Thailand. Most recently, Subbaraman was selected by INKTalks in India as a 2014 INK Fellow, named by On Milwaukee magazine’s Dave Begel as one of Milwaukee’s 14 most influential people, and selected by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of Milwaukee’s most influential 40 Under 40 for 2015. Equally comfortable in the orchestral realm as with opera, Mr. Subbaraman served as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France where he assisted Kurt Masur and such distinguished artists as Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, and Colin Davis. Highlights of his tenure with the ONF include the world premiere of the Overture du Roi Lear by Paul Dukas and the French premiere of the Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra by Ernst Bloch, which has been recorded and released under the title Tranquille through the districlassic label.