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Kamna Gupta is an American Prize-winning conductor experienced in operatic, orchestral, and choral repertoires. Ms. Gupta marks the 2021-2022 season with several debuts and world premieres. She will make her debuts at LA Opera conducting In Our Daughter’s Eyes (Du Yun / McQuilken), and with the International Contemporary Ensemble leading Zolle (Du Yun) at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts. She will also return to The Glimmerglass Festival to conduct the world premiere of Jungle Book (Sankaram / O’Rourke), and will make her Dartmouth Hopkins Center for Arts debut conducting the world premiere of The Ritual of Breath is the Right to Resist (Berger / Reily / Francis). In addition, Ms. Gupta will return to work with Beth Morrison Projects and will join Spoleto Festival USA as an assistant conductor for their production of La Bohème.
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 with 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 in Versailles, Beth Morrison Projects, 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.