A versatile musician acknowledged for his passionate and commanding leadership from the podium, conductor Andrew Bisantz is quickly building an impressive roster of credits at leading national orchestras and opera companies throughout the country. For his début with Boston Lyric Opera leading The Turn of the Screw, the Boston Globe selected it as one of the ten top Boston classical music events of 2010, and The Boston Musical Intelligencer noted that “Conductor Andrew Bisantz led the small group of instrumentalists with skill and an impeccable ear for balance…in those instances when the players were the focal point, especially the interludes that fall between each scene, the musicianship was effective and inspired.” He subsequently returned for productions of Tosca and Madama Butterfly. This season, he conducts Le nozze di Figaro at Opera San Jose and Opera Saratoga, Lucia di Lammermoor at Eugene Opera, La fanciulla del West at Opera Omaha, Eugene Onegin at Eugene Opera, and Don Giovanni at Savannah Voice Festival. Notable engagements from the past few seasons include returns to Florida Grand Opera for Rigoletto, Menotti’s The Consul, and Die Zauberflöte; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at McGill University; Rigoletto at Opera Coeur d’Alene and Tri-Cities Opera; Verdi’s La traviata for Virginia Opera; and his début with Wolf Trap Opera conducting Don Giovanni. He also conducted Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Rhapsody in Blue with Buffalo Philharmonic.