Author: Mark Adamo
Mark Adamo is the composer-librettist of the operas Little Women, Lysistrata, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Becoming Santa Claus. He lives in New York City.
I met Lidiya Yankovskaya first as an alumnus of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, or HIWC. I got to know her much better when she conducted an absolutely pellucid “Little Women” in Boston: Within 40 minutes of the first rehearsal, I wrote on my score, “Never lose this woman’s number.”
There’s talking the talk, and there’s walking the walk: Dallas Opera does both. At a time when in the leadership of concert music, as in so much else, many of us are asking, “Where are the women?”, Dallas Opera has launched the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors.