Manoj Kamps | Conductor, theatre maker and composer
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Manoj Kamps

Musical director, performer

Manoj Kamps is a queer conductor and theatre maker. In recent seasons they have conducted and/or co-created Handel's Giulio Cesare with Opera North, the semi-staged premiere of MILA, Great Sorcerer by Andrea Clearfield at the Prototype Festival in New York, the premiere of Hilda Paredes' Harriet (Amsterdam, Mexico, Lyon and Antwerp), The Fairy Queen with De Nederlandse Reisopera (a co-production with De Veenfabriek), the chamber opera Be With Me Now at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Dutch premiere of Philip Venables' The Gender Agenda, and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps (Nederlands Studenten Orkest). From 2015 to 2017 they were Junior Fellow in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (Sir Mark Elder was their mentor), participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and Carlo Rizzi, and worked with orchestras/ ensembles including the BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Phion, Brussels Philharmonic, Nederlands Kamerkoor and Cappella Amsterdam. Kamps made their debut at Dutch National Opera in September 2020, conducting and co-creating FAUST [working title] during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DNO productions: FAUST [working title]

  • In March 2024, Manoj Kamps is musical director and co-creator of the opera The Shell Trial at DNO  

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