With a renewed perspective for classical music, emerging conductor Zach Salsburg-Frank brings his unique mixture of vocal and orchestral background to lead sensitive and dynamic performances of opera and orchestral repertoire for a new generation of music lovers.
Zach’s 2022-2023 conducting season includes conducting Chandler Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, assistant conducting Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera’s La bohème, assisting Jordan de Souza on Seattle Opera’s production of Tristan und Isolde, and assistant conducting Arizona State University’s La fille du régiment and The Rake’s Progress.
Originally from Oakland, California, Zach found his passion for conducting and singing when he joined the Pacific Boychoir at age 9. Zach made his opera debut in Opera McGill’s 2019 production of Die Zauberflöte, singing in the chorus. While completing his undergraduate degree, Zach made his opera conducting debut in Opera McGill’s production of Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno.
Past engagements include, coordinating and assistant conducting 10 virtual operas at McGill University, assistant conducting Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Bologne’s L’amant Anonyme, and Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
Zach is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Conducting, with an emphasis in opera, from Arizona State University under the tutelage of Brian DeMaris. He received his Bachelor of Music in Voice and Conducting from McGill University, where he studied with mezzo-soprano Annamaria Popescu and conductor Stephen Hargreaves.