Mercurio Steven, conductor
Steven Mercurio was born in the USA. He was the music director of the Spoleto Festival and the principal conductor of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The many operas he conducted include Il trovatore, La traviata (Verdi), Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni), Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro, La boheme, Manon Lescaut (Puccini), Der Zwerg (Zemlinsky), Goya (Menotti), Wozzeck (Berg), Die tote Stadt (Korngold), A Streetcar Named Desire (Previn), Lady in the Dark (Weill), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach), the Passenger (Weinberg) and many others. He has conducted at the opera houses of Rome, Catania, Verona, Turin, Trieste, Brussels, Bonn, Palermo, San Francisco, Washington, Seattle, Detroit, Florida, Dallas, Pittsburgh and many others. He also conducts regularly leading symphony orchestras around the world and is involved in numerous projects for television. He is also a composer whose opus For Lost Loved Ones was premiered by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta.
At the Israeli Opera he conducted:
The Passenger (2019)