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Kamna Gupta is an American Prize-winning conductor experienced in operatic, orchestral, and choral repertoires. In 2022, she will join the roster of LA Opera as cover conductor for the West Coast premiere of In Our Daughter’s Eyes (Du Yun / McQuillen), a co-production with Beth Morrison Projects and Trinity Church Wall Street. She will also cover the premiere of the work at Prototype Festival. She will also serve as cover conductor for Trinity Church Wall Street’s production of Considering Matthew Shepard.
In 2021, Gupta served as associate conductor at the Seattle Opera workshop of Arkhipov (Knell / Fleischmann). She returned to The Glimmerglass Festival as a cover conductor for Il Trovatore, The Knock (Vrebalov / Brevoort), and a concert of musical theater selections. Additionally, she served as music director and conductor of the American Lyric Theater workshop of The Selfish Giant (Assad / Palmer) and for the piece’s recording under the auspices of Opera Saratoga. In 2020, Gupta made her Canadian debut with Tapestry Opera conducting a recording of Rocking Horse Winner(Williams / Chatterton), whose recording was recently featured on CBC Music’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. Gupta was also slated to return to The Glimmerglass Festival to conduct Così?, a modern adaptation of the beloved classic (canceled due to COVID-19). Company credits include the Royal Opera in Versailles, LA Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Beth Morrison Projects, Sarasota Opera, Opera Saratoga, American Lyric Theater, and Trinity Church Wall Street.
Equally at home in opera and with orchestras, Gupta has worked on new, standard, and early repertories with orchestras in Germany, Russia, and the Czech Republic. A special highlight was leading the Leipziger Barockorchester in an all-Bach program. Additional highlights include her work as an apprentice conductor with the New York Youth Symphony and as a Conducting Fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival.
Gupta’s passion for education has also led her to work with education departments at the New York Philharmonic and the Castleton Festival, where she helped develop special programming and outreach events for students of all ages. She is currently based in New York City, and in addition to conducting, is active as a pianist and harpsichordist. Gupta received her Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude.