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Kamna Gupta is an American Prize-winning conductor experienced in operatic, orchestral, and choral repertoires. In the 2022-23 season, Ms. Gupta makes her Canadian debut with Vancouver Opera conducting Les Pêcheurs de Perles, East Coast premiere of In Our Daughter’s Eyes (Du Yun / McQuilken and featuring Nathan Gunn) at Prototype Festival, which received its world premiere under her baton at LA Opera Redcat in April 2022. She is also excited to return to Mannes Opera to conduct La Calisto, Cavalli’s Baroque masterpiece.
In 2022, she made her debut with the International Contemporary Ensemble, and she returned to The Glimmerglass Festival to conduct the world premiere of Jungle Book (Sankaram / O’Rourke). Recent season highlights have included Ms. Gupta’s Canadian debut with Tapestry Opera where she conducted Rocking Horse Winner (Williams / Chatterton), whose recording was recently featured on CBC Music’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. She also served as Associate Conductor for the Seattle Opera workshop of Arkhipov (Knell / Fleischmann), and conducted the American Lyric Theater workshops of The Selfish Giant (Assad / Palmer). Additional recent company credits include the Royal Opera of Versailles, Sarasota Opera, and Opera Saratoga.
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. Gupta’s passion for education has led her to work with education departments at the New York Philharmonic and the Castleton Festival. She is currently based in New York City.