Lina Gonzalez-Granados becomes the new resident conductor at Los Angeles Opera

(Photo credit: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Todd Rosembe)

The Los Angeles Opera has appointed Lina Gonzalez-Granados as their new Resident Conductor.

Lina Gonzalez-Granados was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and trained in conducting with Charles Plez and in choral conducting at the New England Conservatory with Erica Washburn. Gonzalez-Granados also earned a PhD 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 conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Gonzalez-Granados has performed with orchestras such 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 expected to take over the shaft of the Dallas Opera for performances of Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in March 2022.

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