Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater

Chicago Opera Theater has appointed Lidiya Yankovskaya as its music director, effective immediately.

She will work with COT general director designate Douglas Clayton this summer in support of the company’s previously announced 2017-18 season before taking on regular conducting duties with the company as of 2018-19.

The Russian-born conductor comes to Chicago bearing an extensive East Coast resume. She currently serves as artistic director of Boston’s Juventus New Music Ensemble, artistic director of the Boston New Music Festival and . . .

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