Originally from Trieste, Italy, conductor Leonardo Vordoni makes his COC debut with La Cenerentola. This season he conducted La Bohème at Utah Opera, Tosca at Opera on the James, and Turandot at Portland Opera and this summer he will debut at Santa Fe Opera with La Bohème. Last season, Mr. Vordoni led Les pêcheurs de perles and Dominick Argento’s Casanova’s Homecoming at Minnesota Opera, followed by two consecutive debuts in Chicago, first with Le nozze di Figaro at Lyric Opera of Chicago followed by Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at Chicago Opera Theater. Recent notable engagements include Il barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Colorado; Pedrotti’s Tutti in Maschera at Wexford Opera Festival; Don Pasquale at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; and, a concert dedicated to the music of Maria Malibran at the internationally renowned Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Mr. Vordoni has been a member of the music staff at the Metropolitan Opera. Engagements next season include Il barbiere di Siviglia at Houston Grand Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor at Minnesota Opera.