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MASTER CLASS - Voice with Gregory Buchalter
Start Date: 12/7/2020Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 12/7/2020End Time: 2:30 PM

Event Description:
Gregory Buchalter, cover conductor and voice coach at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, will give a virtual masterclass for Lehman's voice students. Maestro Buchalter is also artistic director and conductor of Opera Fairbanks and Washington's Opera Camerata, and has been guest conductor at Opera Las Vegas, Savonlinna Opera, Finland, New Opera World Festival in Moscow, Mediterranean Opera Festival in Sicily, Varna International Festival in Bulgaria, among others.

All are invited to attend this virtual event live at:
Zoom Meeting ID: 857 1253 7380

Or to view the recording in our event archive HERE.
Location Information:
Contact Information:
Name: Music Program
Phone: 718-960-8247
Gregory Buchalter
Attachments For This Event:
    > Voice Master Class 12/7/20
Admission Information:
Free - online at:
Other Details:
Gregory Buchalter
Conductor and Vocal Coach

Gregory Buchalter is the Artistic Director and conductor of Opera Fairbanks, Opera Las Vegas and Opera Camerata of Washington. In Fairbanks he has conducted “La Boheme,” “Carmen,” “L’elisir d’more,” “Don Giovanni,” “Tosca,” “La Cenerentola,” “L'Italiana in Algeri,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Magic Flute,” and concerts featuring Vivica Genaux. During his leadership with these companies, he has brought in many internationally renowned singers including Paul Plishka, Sondra Radvanovsky, Francisco Casanova, and Alessandra Marc. He recently had great success in Fairbanks, Alaska conducting Mahler's “Fourth Symphony” and Bernstein's “West Side Story Symphonic Dances.”

Maestro Buchalter conducted “Salomé” at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland with Maria Ewing and Helga Dernesch, “Die Fledermaus” at the Vienna Volksoper, in Austria, and Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” at the Spoleto Festival, in Italy, “Eugene Onegin” with the New Opera World Festival in Moscow, and “Così fan Tutte” with the Mediterranean Opera Festival also in Italy. He also conducted the American premiere of Mercadante's “I Due Figaro,” Von Winter's “Das Labyrinth,” and Donizetti's “Olivo e Pasquale” with New York's Amore Opera and received glowing reviews.

Gregory Buchalter was the first American conductor with the Kazakhstan State Opera, which included a televised gala concert for the President of Kazakhstan. He has been Chorus Master of the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, where he received great acclaim for his choral preparation for “Peter Grimes” and “Turandot,” among many other operas. In addition, he was Chorus Master at the Bregenz Festival in Austria, Theater des Westens in Berlin, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Other recent works include conducting “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” with the Martha Cardona Opera at New York's Merkin Hall, “Rigoletto” with Opera Las Vegas, “The Magic Flute” with Opera Fairbanks, and “Così fan Tutte” with the Mediterranean Opera Festival, cover conductor for “Hansel and Gretel” with the Metropolitan Opera, and “L’enfant et les Sortilèges,” “La Rondine,” and “Street Scene” with the Varna International Festival in Bulgaria.

Mr. Buchalter is currently a cover conductor at the Metropolitan Opera where the position of “Maestro di Banda” was created for him. He has worked extensively with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and has been Chorus Master at the Met for several productions including the telecast of Franco Zeffirelli’s “Don Giovanni” and Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” He has also prepared several world premieres at the Met including John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles,” Philip Glass’ “The Voyage,” and John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby,” in which he created the on-stage part of the jazz band conductor.

Maestro Buchalter founded his own chorus, Choros Aristos, and led them in a performance of Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at New York’s Merkin Hall in commemoration of the composer’s 200th birthday. He conducted the Metropolitan Consort, a group composed of members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a highly successful concert of Baroque music. For many seasons he was a guest conductor with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble where he has conducted such works as Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky.” As both pianist and conductor, Mr. Buchalter has toured such places as Cairo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Turkey, and Hong Kong. As a lecturer and speaker, he has been invited to hold Master Classes throughout the United States and has concertized many times with Metropolitan Opera soprano and Lehman College Professor of Voice, Osceola Davis.
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