Keri-Lynn Wilson


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Keri-Lynn Wilson’s career as a conductor of many of the world’s leading opera houses and orchestras spans more than 20 years. Most recently, her idea of defending Ukraine through music resulted in the creation of the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.

Other highlights of her 2022–23 season include her Metropolitan Opera debut, conducting Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; her return to Covent Garden, conducting La Traviata; and performances with Tokyo’s NHK Orchestra, the Hessische Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Wrocław Philharmonic, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Iceland Symphony, and the Lithuanian National Orchestra. She will also be making her debut at Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón with Tosca and returning to her alma mater, the Juilliard School, for performances next spring.

Over a rich and varied career, Maestro Wilson has conducted, among many other orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, San Francisco Symphony, Wiener Kammerorchester, Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, Russian National Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Toronto Symphony, and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.

She has also taken the podium to lead performances at Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opernhaus Zürich, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, English National Opera, Czech National Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Polish National Opera, Washington National Opera, Latvian National Opera, and Canadian Opera Company. She was also the first female conductor to lead an opera at the Arena di Verona, where she conducted Tosca and Madama Butterfly, Tokyo’s New National Theatre, where she led Madama Butterfly, and the Opera di Roma, where she conducted Aida.

(photo: Olivia Kahler)