American conductor Michael Rossi was recently appointed music director of the Siena Music Festival in Italy, where he will conduct the festival’s orchestra throughout the summer as well as a production of Falstaff. He made his WNO debut conducting the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of The Marriage of Figaro (2010) and is an alumnus of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program (2008-10), having been selected for the program by Plácido Domingo. He made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting the premiere of Marcos Galvany’s opera Oh My Son with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Engagements during the 2012-13 season include season-opening concerts with the Charleston Symphony, his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Oh My Son in a premiere performance at the Vatican, as well as assignments as cover conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his international debut conducting Plácido Domingo and the Chinese National Opera Orchestra in Beijing in a live television broadcast.