- Conductor - “Chris Mann: Home for Christmas”
Maestro Steven Mercurio returns to Wichita Grand Opera to conduct “Chris Mann: Home for Christmas,” following his previous appearances with Wichita Grand Opera, conducting for “Carmen” (2010), the 10th Anniversary Gala (2011), and “Il Trovatore” (2012).
He is an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer whose musical versatility encompasses the symphonic, operatic, pop, and film worlds. His engagements have taken him to many of the world’s best-loved opera houses including the Teatro dell’Opera in Roma, the Teatro Bellini in Catania, and English National Opera. Maestro Mercurio has conducted for such luminaries as David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Sting and the Royal Philharmonic, Placido Domingo, and the Three Tenors.
He has conducted several telecasts including the “Christmas in Vienna” series with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra for Sony Classical highlighted by the 1999 concert featuring “The Three Tenors.” His film conducting credits include the scores of Pet Sematary, Batman and Robin, Frida (2003 Academy Award Winner – Best Original Score), and SWAT. He also conducted the now-classic PBS broadcast special “American Dream – Andrea Bocelli’s Statue of Liberty concert” with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Home for Christmas
- Date:Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7 pm
- Location: Century II Concert Hall