Gregory Buchalter holds the titles of Music Director of Opera Fairbanks and Opera Camerata of Washington. Internationally, he has conducted Salome at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Die Fledermaus at the Vienna Volksoper, Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Spoleto Festival, Cosi fan Tutte with the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Italy and Eugene Onegin with the New Opera World Festival in Moscow. He has also conducted the American Premieres of Mercadante’s I due Figaro, Von Winter’s Das Labyrinth and Donizetti’s Olivo e Pasquale in New York.
He was the first American to conduct with the Kazakhstan State Opera including a televised Gala concert for the President of Kazakhstan. Mr. Buchalter was Chorus Master of Santa Fe Opera, Bregenz Festival in Austria, Theater des Westens in Berlin, and for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Currently a cover conductor at the Metropolitan Opera (where the position of “Maestro di Banda” was created for him), he has worked extensively with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At the Met he prepared several world premieres including John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, Philip Glass’ The Voyage and John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby.
Upcoming he will be conducting Idomeneo with New England Conservatory, Don Pasquale with Pacific Northwest Opera, Faust with Florida Grand Opera and Hoffmann and Fledermaus with Varna International.