Glen W. Clugston, a Musical Director/Conductor/Pianist, has worked extensively in American musical theatre, with conducting credits in leading regional theaters and opera companies, such as Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Music Center, Michigan Opera Theater, Augusta Opera and the Paper Mill Playhouse. Clugston notably served as Musical Director for the first production, with piano, of Victor Herbert’s Natoma in nearly one-hundred years at the White Barn Theater in Westport, Connecticut. Educated at the University of Kansas in Pittsburgh and the Julliard School of Music, Clugston has concertized in 22 countries around the world, including the Berlin Festival and the Osaka Festival in Japan. Co-founder of New York’s American Opera Repertory Company, a New York highlight included Halevy’s “La Juive,” a work which hadn’t been presented in NY since Caruso’s time and Mascagni’s “L’Amico Fritz”. His opera experience also includes conducting “La Boheme”, “La Traviata” and “Madame Butterfly” for the Philadelphia Lyric Opera. Clugston has presented successful U.S. premiere concerts of Antonio Vivaldi’s operatic works, reconstructed from manuscript obtained from the Turin, Italy Library. Most recently he was music director and conductor for the premiere of “The Cantata for Lord Mountbatten”, for chorus and orchestra, commissioned by Lady Mountbatten, in Manhattan. Recording: Decca, Toshiba, Original Cast Records.