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Traviata. 3rd performance. Steven White's debut at the Met/April 7th

Met just announced on the website that the conductor for the performance on April 7th will be Steven White. This performance is SOLD OUT. So he'll conduct two Traviatas, on 7th and 10th of April.
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He's an opera conductor with a long biography also engaged in symphonic music. In February of 2009 he joined the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera to serve as cover conductor for a new production of Bellini’s La sonnambula starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez. White became a popular figure at Baltimore Opera in the few seasons before that company's demise; his sensitive conducting was a decided asset in works by Rossini, Bellini and Gounod. A successful Met debut could give him a substantial boost in many ways.
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He'll make his debut as conductor at the Met tonight, with Traviata. The cast includes Angela Gheorghiu, James Valenti and Thomas Hampson. This performace is broadcasted on Sirius starting 8pm New York time. It's 3am in Romania (on April 8th), if anybody here is interested in waking up :)
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His wife is Elizabeth Futral, the beautiful soprano that will be Violetta in Traviata at San Diego Opera this April (accompanied on stage by Marius Brenciu as Alfredo).
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Good luck!
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1 comment:

  1. He should be fine! I've seen both of them (White and Futral) at the Baltimore Opera Company in the past, before they (the company) went bankrupt:(

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