July 2024



Israel Gursky returns for his seventh production at Opera Maine, leading Verdi's Aida for two performances, on July 25 and 28. 

July 2022



Israel Gursky returns this summer to conduct his fifth production with Opera Maine. The Flying Dutchman will star Mark Delavan, Felicia Moore, Richard Bernstein and Norman Reinhardt and will be directed by Dona D. Vaughn, with performances on July 27 and 29 at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  

March 2021



As part of Opera Colorado's 2020-2021 digital season, Israel Gursky joined singers Laquita Mitchell and Nmon Ford to record a program of Tom Cipullo's monodrama "Josephine" based on the life of Josephine Baker, and "The Promise of Living" - a powerful program curated by Ms. Mitchell. The program is available currently to watch on Opera Colorado's website. 

December 2020



Teatro Grattacielo's  production of Giordano's opera FEDORA, planned for fall 2020, had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, we embarked on a filming project of the entire opera with the full cast. The opera has been streamed in late 2020 and is currently available to watch on YouTube under the following link - FEDORA

November 2019



Israel Gursky has joined the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City!

October 2019



Operawire's review of Teatro Grattacielo's 25 Anniversary concert praised Israel Gursky's conducting:

"Conductor Israel Gursky gave an electric performance that showcased the talented orchestra and chorus members." 




September, 2018

Teatro Grattacielo

Israel Gursky will return this fall for his seventh opera as music director of New York City's Teatro Grattacielo for a concert performance of Cliea's rarely-heard opera GLORIA, at the Gerald W Lynch Theatre on September 29th, 2018!

August, 2018

Salzburger Festspiele

Israel Gursky is looking forward to returning for a second summer as guest coach for Salzburg Festival's prestigious Young Singers Project!

February, 2018

Yale Opera

Israel Gursky is currently rehearsing at the Yale School of Music for Yale Opera's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Performances are on February 16, 17 and 18.  

December, 2017

Theater Bremen

Israel Gursky makes his debut with Theater Bremen with revivals of Hänsel und Gretel and Die Zauberflöte

June, 2017

Teatro Grattacielo

Israel Gursky has been appointed MUSIC DIRECTOR of New York City's TEATRO GRATTACIELO, where he returns on October 14, 2017 to conduct Zandonais opera IL GRILLO DEL FOCOLARE.