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    Israel Gursky, a rising young conductor, has been praised by the Washington Post for his "superb debut" with the Washington National Opera in 2007, leading performances of Don Giovanni.

    Last season, Maestro Gursky made his Lincoln Center Debut with Montemezzi's La Nave, and returned to Opera Birmingham for Madama Butterfly and Die Zauberflöte. He also returned to PORTopera for La Bohème, and last November he conducted Alfano's rarely heard opera Sakuntala for Teatro Grattacielo in New York City. This fall, he will return to Teatro Grattacielo to conduct for their 20th Anniversary Gala concert at the Skirball Center in New York... (More)

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    "There was a great deal of of spark from chorus and orchestra alike. Conductor Israel Gursky took the opening measures of the overture at warp speed, sending a fun jolt through the house...the net effect of Gursky's propulsive but eloquently contoured and rubato-sensitive approach to the score yielded consistently persuasive results." -- Tim Smith, Opera News

    "A gifted young conductor whose quiet command drew lush, beautiful sounds from the pit. Tempos were brisk, and lines were shaped exquisitely..." -- Opera News