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Robert Spano to become Music Director of Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera General Director Timothy O’Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello announce the appointment of conductor Robert Spano as Music Director of the WNO, beginning in the 2025–2026 season. Spano becomes the music director designate, effective immediately, until his initial three-year term begins in September 2025.

Portrait photo of conductor Robert Spano, on a blue background, taken by Andrew Eccles
Robert Spano, credit Andrew Eccles


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