Robert Butts

Conductor ● Composer ● Educator

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Awarded American Prize for Opera Conducting


Maestro Butts was awarded The 2012 American Prize Opera Conducting, 2nd Place for his performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni with BONJ Opera at the 2011 BONJ Summer Music Festival at The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey.    The production starred and was directed by soprano Karole Lewis (Donna Anna) and also featured Tonia Manteneri (Donna Elvira), Kevin Peters (Don Ottavio), Robert Prowse (Don Giovanni), Hyong Sik Jo (Leporello), Jacquieline Leiva (Zerlina), Iliya Roitman (Masetto), and Don  Sheasley (Commendatore).    Maestro Butts was also an award-winner in 2010 for orchestral conducting and was awarded a special American Prize citation for educational excellence in music for 2011.