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Born in Dorset, Dominic Wheeler studied at Clare College, Cambridge, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. He has conducted for the English National Opera: The Barber of Seville, Siegfried, Das Rhinegold and others; for Opera North: L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville; for Scottish Opera: Don Giovanni and Alceste (also at the Opéra de Nice); for Opera New Zealand: Manon; Tosca, Werther, La bohème, and Madama Butterfly for Holland Park; Giovanna d’Arco, Ermione, and Lucrezia Borgia for Chelsea Opera Group; for English Touring Opera: The Pearl Fishers, The Marriage of Figaro, Fidelio and Macbeth; for City of Birmingham Touring Opera: Faust; Nabucco, Hunyadi László for Dorset Opera; for ENO Contemporary Studio: the première of The Maids (John Lunn) at The Lyric Hammersmith; for Trinity College of Music: La voix humaine. His concert engagements include a gala concert at Kenwood with the City of London Sinfonia, the opening concert in the Norwich Festival with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Messiah and the Mozart C Minor Mass with the English Northern Philharmonia and Leeds Philharmonic chorus, the Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle at Aldeburgh, and orchestral concerts with Trinity College of Music London, and Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra.