In addition to serving as the Assistant Conductor at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Gregory Buchalter holds the titles of Music Director with Opera Las Vegas, Artistic 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, Mozartâ€™s EntfĂĽhrung 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 Mercadanteâ€™s I due Figaro, Von Winterâ€™s Das Labyrinth and Donizettiâ€™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 â€śMaestro di Bandaâ€ť was created for him), he has worked extensively with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At the Met he prepared several world premieres including John Coriglianoâ€™s The Ghosts of Versailles, Philip Glassâ€™ The Voyage and John Harbisonâ€™s The Great Gatsby. Please visit his web site at www.gregorybuchalter.com.