Canadian-born conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson will be back on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera (ONB) this weekend, wielding the baton in ONB’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, the institution informs. After being invited to conduct two presentations of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” in the George Enescu Festival, Keri-Lynn Wilson will be back at ONB this Friday to conduct “Eugene Onegin”, featuring baritone Serban Vasile in the title role. Another presentation of “Onegin” is scheduled for Sunday, 6.30pm.
Keri-Lynn Wilson can boast an impressive career as a conductor, having coordinated symphonic orchestras and lyrical theatre performances alike. She made her debut in 2005-2006 at the Mariinski Theatre in Saint Petersburg with “La Boheme” and “Madam Butterfly” (Giacomo Puccini), followed by “La Cenerentola” (Gioacchino Rossini) at the Opera in Trieste. She conducted a performance of “Werther” (Jules Massenet), starring Marcelo Alvarez, at the Bari Opera, and a production of “Turandot” (Puccini) at the Kiev National Opera. Keri-Lynn Wilson has collaborated with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the philharmonics in Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles and St. Louis. She was also invited as a guest conductor at the helm of orchestras in Rome, Nice, Turin, Rotterdam, Verona, Ancona, San Francisco, Vancouver, Leipzig, Florence, Athens, Hong Kong and others.
On Saturday, from 7pm, ONB tempts us with a presentation of “La Traviata”, under conductor Alexandru Samoila’s baton. The latter graduated from the St. Petersburg “Rimski-Korsakov” Conservatoire and appeared at the helm of lyrical theatres in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other cities in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He has conducted over 50 opera and ballet productions and toured to countries like the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Iceland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.