VIDEO | 5 Questions with conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya

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Condutor Lidiya Yankovskaya

When conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya was recently named the new music director of Chicago Opera Theater, she became the only woman to hold that title with a major American opera company. Get to know Yankovskaya in the video below. She speaks about her first experiences in the opera house and her favorite operatic works, as well as her experiences as a Russian-American woman working in a male-dominated field.