The Los Angeles Opera has announced that Grant Gershon will continue as Resident Conductor through the 2019-20 season.
Gershon has held the title of resident conductor for the last five years. He made his conducting debut with the company in 2009 with Verdi’s “La Traviata” and previously served as chorus master and then chorus director.
Gershon has been artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the past 17 seasons and he recently became the first conductor to lead performances of the Music Center’s three classical music resident companies: the L.A. Opera, the Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, all within a two-week period.
General Director Plácido Domingo noted, “Grant has made a profound impact on L.A. Opera’s artistic profile over the past decade, and I could not be happier that he will continue his extraordinary work here in the seasons to come. Whether he’s conducting a production or preparing our chorus, we have been fortunate to have Grant take part in virtually every mainstage production since 2007.”
The LA Opera’s 2017-18 opens Sept. 9, 2017, with Bizet’s “Carmen” starring Ana María Martinez in the title role.