Conductor, Pianist, MCNY Vice President,
Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards Jurist
Anthony Morss has been the music director and principal conductor of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (http://verismopera.org)in Fort Lee since 1995. He is also the music director of the Lubo Opera Company in New Jersey. He served as president of the Musicians Club of New York in 2010-2012 and has been one of the Club's most active board members.
Mr. Morss was born in Boston and studied at the New England Conservatory and the National Orchestra Association in New York. While still a student, he was picked by Leopold Stokowski to be choral master and associate conductor for his Symphony of the Air. This led to prominent positions at Julliard, the Norwalk Symphony and the Majorca Symphony in Spain.
Mr. Morss has guest conducted the Madrid, Barcelona, Marseilles and Cape Town symphonies, as well as the Tampa Bay Opera, the New York Lyric Opera, the National Grand Opera and many others. A high point in his career came in 1976, when he conducted the American premiere of Massenet’s Marie Magdalene with Regine Crespin at Avery Fisher Hall.
In 1978, Mr. Morss led a production of the Marseilles Opera with Marton, Aragall and Wixell. At Tully Hall, in 1990, he conducted a concert version of Fidelio with original instruments, the first such performance of standard repertory opera in New York.