GREGORY BUCHALTER, CONDUCTOR
IN MEMORY OF FRANCISCO
Gregory Buchalter , conductor, holds the titles of Music Director with Opera Las Vegas, Artistic Director of Opera Fairbanks and Opera Camerata of Washington and Principal Conductor of Varna International. Internationally, he has conducted Salome at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Die Fledermaus at the Vienna Volksoper, Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Spoleto Festival, Cosi fan Tutte with the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Italy and Eugene Onegin with the New Opera World Festival in Moscow. He has also
conducted the American Premieres of Mercadante’s I due Figaro, Von Winter’s Das Labyrinth and Donizetti’s Olivo e Pasquale in New York. He was the first American to conduct with the Kazakhstan State Opera including a televised Gala concert for the President of Kazakhstan. Mr. Buchalter was Chorus Master of Santa Fe
Opera, Bregenz Festival in Austria, Theater des Westens in Berlin, and for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Currently a cover conductor at the Metropolitan Opera (where the position of “Maestro di Banda” was created for him), he has worked extensively with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At the Met he prepared several world premieres including John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, Philip Glass’ The Voyage and John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby.Upcoming, Maestro Buchalter will conduct Idomeneo at New England Conservatory in Boston, Don Pasquale at Pacific Northwest Opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Fledermaus at Varna international and Dvorak Symphony#9 and Beethoven's emperor concerto with the Prague philharmonic in the prestigious Smetana Hall.