Michael Beattie

Michael Beattie

Michael Beattie has received international attention as a conductor and keyboardist specializing in the music of the Baroque period. For Boston’s Emmanuel Music, he conducted Ariodante, the St. John Passion, and the complete Bach Motets, as well as more than one hundred Bach Cantatas. Other conducting engagements have included Rodelinda (Cambridge Lieder and Opera Society), Dido and Aeneas (Glimmerglass Opera), Rinaldo (Pittsburgh Opera) and Handel’s Teseo with Chicago Opera Theater. He toured internationally with director Peter Sellars: as Assistant Conductor for the Mozart/Da Ponte cycle; organist for the Bach cantatas with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; and pianist for Weill, Kleine Mahagonny and Bach, Dialogue between Fear and Hope after Death. Recent keyboard highlights include concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Les Violons du Roy, Pegasus Early Music, La Jolla SummerFest,  Emmanuel Music, and the Carmel Bach Festival (where he is Music Director of the Adams Vocal Masterclass.) Beattie holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Boston University where he is currently a Teaching Associate in Vocal Literature. He has recorded for KOCH International and Nonesuch records.