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Gary Thor Wedow to Conduct Juilliard Opera’s Production of Händel’s ‘Atalanta’
13.10.2022

By Chris Ruel
Gold Sound Media has announced conductor Gary Thor Wedow will lead Juilliard Opera’s production of Händel’s seldom-performed “Atalanta.” In the pit will be Julliard415, the school’s period-music ensemble. Omer Ben Seadia stage directs.

“Atalanta,” a romantic comedy, is the latest Handel work the maestro will pace at Juilliard. Previous performances include presentations of “Teseo” and “Ariodante.”

“From the very beginning, Händel has been at the heart of my career. Though I studied as a pianist with virtuoso Jorge Bolet, my first professional job was as associate conductor with the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, under Thomas Dunn,” Wedow said in a press statement.

“I’ve conducted many Baroque masterworks since then with both modern and period orchestras, but I always circle back to Handel. His operas and oratorios excite me for their perfect marriage of text to music, their sublime architecture, and the mind-blowing theatricality of the music.”

Wedow has served as a Juilliard Vocal Arts faculty member since 1994.

Performances of “Atalanta” will run from Nov. 9-13, 2022, at Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

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