(Credit: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Todd Rosembe)
The Los Angeles Opera has appointed Lina Gonzalez-Granados as its new Resident Conductor.
Lina Gonzalez-Granados was born and raised in Cali, Colombia and was trained in conducting with Charles Plez, and in choral conducting at the New England Conservatory with Erica Washburn. Gonzalez-Granados also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from Boston University.
She made her conducting debut in 2008 with the Orquesta Juvenil de Bellas Artes in her hometown. The Colombian conductor currently holds the position of the Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Gonzalez-Granados has performed with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, and Medellín Philharmonic.
Gonzalez-Granados is scheduled to take over the pit of the Dallas Opera for performances of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in March 2022.