Glimmerglass Festival Hires Veteran NY Opera Conductor

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The Glimmerglass Festival, an annual summer company in Cooperstown, NY, has named Joseph Colaneri its next music director, effective in 2014. He succeeds David Angus, who held the post from 2009 until 2011.

A veteran on New York's opera scene, Colaneri has been a staff conductor at the Metropolitan Opera for the past 15 seasons, and conducted at New York City Opera through the 1980s and 90s. He is also the artistic director for West Australian Opera and teaches at Mannes College.

Along with his conducting duties, Colaneri will consult with Francesca Zambello, the company's artistic and general director, on repertory and casting decisions. This summer he is to conduct Verdi's King for a Day, which will run from July 21 to Aug. 24.