Mo. Enrique Carreón-Robledo made his debut with Tulsa Ballet conducting the “Hope for the Holidays” performance of The Nutcracker in December 2021 and then served as an Associate Conductor for Swan Lake in March 2022. He joins the company as a Resident Conductor.
starting with the 2022/2023 season conducting the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere of our new production of Cinderella and in performances of The Nutcracker.
A Music Director that has equally excelled in Opera, Ballet, and the Concert Hall, he is renowned for his engaging performances and fervent connection with instrumentalists, singers, and ballet ensembles. As an opera conductor he has been described by the specialized press as “something of a crazy Zen calligrapher, a fireball of energy guiding the orchestra and singers through every emotion of the score.” Equally praised for his ballet conducting, the French press called his… “music making transporting, in perfect symbiosis with the dance on the stage, what else could you ask for!!!”
Named one of the 43 most fascinating people in Houston in 2013 by the Houston Chronicle, Maestro Carreón-Robledo is a 2013 Master Mind Award Winner (Houston Press), a 2013 “Best Artistic Director” and 2012 “Most improved company” Houston Theatre Award Winner (Houston Press), and a 2006 Crystal Globe Award Nominee (French Press). He served as General and Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio from 2016 to 2018, and in recent years as Artistic Director of Opera in the Heights for four seasons to be followed by a Visiting Professorship as Director of Orchestras at Oklahoma State University.
A sought-after guest conductor, he has performed, among others, with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Ballet Nice Mediteranée, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the National Opera of Hong Kong, Tacoma Opera, Charlottesville Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, West Australian Ballet, and the National Symphony and Ballet SODRE in Uruguay.
An innate pedagogue and academic, he has performed and taught in prestigious institutions like the University of Texas at Austin, the National Conservatory of Mexico, the University of London Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Sonora.
Mo. Carreón-Robledo started formal studies in Mexico. He attended the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He continued undergraduate studies in Composition and Music Theory at California State University-Northridge, earned a Master of Music degree in Opera Production from the University of Mississippi. He completed doctoral studies at The University of Texas at Austin, obtaining the unanimous highest grade for his Doctoral Comprehensive Exams.