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Clinton Smith

Clinton Smith's 2021/22 season includes conducting Dayton Opera's production of L'elisir d’Amore and Opera Las Vegas' productions of Strawberry Fields and Trouble in Tahiti. He also joins the music staff of Sarasota Opera as cover conductor for Attila and Tosca. He spent his ninth summer on the music staff of the Santa Fe Opera covering the world premiere of John Corigliano and Mark Adamo's The Lord of Cries. 

Last season, Clinton conducted Atlanta Opera's new productions of Der Kaiser von Atlantis, The Threepenny Opera, was the cover conductor for Carmen, and gave a virtual recital for Opera Orlando's Summer Concert Series. His 2019/20 season included debuts at Florentine Opera conducting Le nozze di Figaro and Opera Birmingham conducting Cendrillon. He returned to Dayton Opera to conduct Cenerentola, and Tacoma Opera to conduct L'elisir d'amore.

Mr. Smith’s recent conducting credits include Charlie Parker's Yardbird at Atlanta and Arizona OperasPagliacci/Pulcinella at Opera Orlando, Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dayton Opera and the University of MichiganLe nozze di Figaro at Tacoma OperaAlcina at Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Turandot, Norma,

and Hansel und Gretel with Pacific Northwest Opera, The Mikado for Kentucky Opera, and Noah's Flood with Opera Las Vegas. He has served on the music staff of Santa Fe OperaJuilliard OperaMinnesota OperaAtlanta OperaPortland OperaKentucky OperaAsh Lawn Opera, and Skylark Operas and has included the preparation of over sixty operas in German, Italian, French, English, Latin, Czech, Russian, and Mandarin.