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Renowned for his versatility, musical depth, and ability to “inspire musicians,” Joseph Colaneri is recognized as a multifaceted presence on the podium. An international conductor equally adept with operatic, oratorio and symphonic repertoire, Colaneri continues to expand his relationships with orchestras and opera companies both nationally and abroad. Music Director of the acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival since 2013, Mo. Colaneri has led a diverse range of repertoire there including Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais, Bernstein’s Candide, John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, alongside classics such as La traviata, Carmen, La bohème and Il barbiere di Siviglia.

In the 2022-2023 season In the 2021-2022 season, Mo. Colaneri leads productions of Macbeth at Maryland Lyric Opera, Rigoletto at Utah Symphony and Opera, and Candide at The Glimmerglass Festival.

In the previous season, he conducted La bohème at Seattle Opera and New Orleans Opera, La traviata at Toledo Opera, and Carmen and Tenor Overboard at The Glimmerglass Festival. In the 2019-2020 season, Maestro Colaneri made debuts at San Diego Opera with Verdi’s Aïda and l’Opéra Royale de Versailles leading John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. Summer 2021 saw Mo. Colaneri leading productions of Il Trovatore and The Magic Flute at The Glimmerglass Festival. The special 2020 virtual season at The Glimmerglass Festival saw him as presenter of a series of master classes for their Young Artists program, music director for an animated version of Wagner’s Die Feen and lecturer for a six-part YouTube series, Keeping Time with Colaneri focused on the history and understanding of opera.

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