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Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives

Dean Williamson

Dean Williamson, music director of Nashville Opera, is widely known for his perceptive and commanding conducting.   He was artistic director of Opera Cleveland and was the founder and music director of Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program.

This past season he made a highly successful Lincoln Center debut with the New York City Opera.  He has conducted at many regional companies, including Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera of Boston, San Francisco Opera/Merola, Opera Colorado, Chautauqua Opera, and Manitoba Opera..

With Nashville Opera, he has recently released two studio opera recordings by Michael Nyman and Carly Simon on Naxos.  His video recording of Le Comte Ory with Des Moines Metro Opera earned an Emmy nomination.