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Viswa Subbaraman

About Our Artistic Director

Viswa Subbaraman is the Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre, a full spectrum musical theatre in Milwaukee. Prior to Skylight, Subbaraman was the Artistic Director and Founder of Opera Vista, an innovative contemporary opera company in Houston.  Subbaraman’s accomplishments at Opera Vista included the world premiere of James Norman’s “Wake…,” the Texas premiere and historic New Orleans premiere of Amy Beach’s “Cabildo,” and the creation of the annual Vista Competition for new opera. He was named one of the Houston Press’ 100 Most Creative People for 2012.

Prior to Opera Vista, Subbaraman served as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France where he assisted Kurt Masur and visiting guest conductors, distinguished artists such as Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, and Sir Colin Davis. Read full bio here


Houston conductor Subbaraman named Skylight Theatre’s artistic director – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Skylight Music Theatre’s New Artistic Director Brings Classic, Experimental Experience – WUWM

The Skylight’s new artistic director: First Contact – Third Coast Digest

Texas native with global experience looks to start new conversations with Milwaukee audiences –

Skylight’s future AD had to build appreciation of opera – The Business Journal


Viswa talks about joining Skylight

A thank you from Viswa

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