Raphael Fusco has conducted opera productions throughout the United States and Europe including New Opera NYC's Armida, Morning Side Opera's Die Zauberflöte, the US premiere of Hans Eisler's Die Mutter at Boston University, Company XIV's La fête, the world premiere of Stefania de Kennessy's Bonfire of the Vanities and productions of Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto and Tosca at the Amato Opera. He has also appeared as guest conductor at Teatro Grattacielo, Harlem Opera Theater, Bachanalia Festival Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, and Siena Summer Music Festival.
From its first reading in 2010 to its 2017 Off-Broadway revival, Raphael has served as music director of ¡Figaro 90210!, a critically acclaimed modern adaptation of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro by Vid Guerrerio. Since its selection as one of the top 10 opera productions of 2013 by The Observer, the show has enjoyed continuous praise from critics and audiences alike.
"Raphael Fusco led the orchestra with verve and precision."
Zachary Wolf - The New York Times
"Figaro 90210 is hands-down the best opera update I've seen."
"The orchestra was conducted perfectly. Fusco managed to keep the score well balanced, precise and joyful."
The Culture News
"Music director Raphael Fusco miraculously negotiated the many tempo changes without a hitch."
James Jordon - The New York Post