Artist of the day: Daniel Lipton
As the legendary Anton Coppola took his final, graceful bow as conductor and artistic director of Opera Tampa on Sunday (click here for a review), it is time to meet the man who will take his place at the front of the stage: Daniel Lipton.
Lipton comes to Tampa after 20 years as artistic director of Opera Ontario in Canada; for the last four years of that position, he was also music director and chief conductor of the Anhaltische Philharmonie and general director of the opera company in Dessau, Germany. As an opera and orchestra conductor, he has held positions in Bogota, Colombia; Zurich, Switzerland; Bologna and Florence, Italy; and, in the United States, in Houston and Denver.
He also has founded a number of choruses, opera and ballet companies, and symphony orchestras. He says he "absolutely" hopes to continue to found such organizations. "It's a matter of time and money, of course, but the possibility of creating them is very exciting."
For more on Daniel Lipton, click here for Colette Bancroft's profile.