This Italian-born conductor made his conducting debut at the Maggio Musicale in Florence in 1973 and has since conducted in many of Europe’s leading opera houses, including those in Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Rome, and Munich. He has a long association with Teatro alla Scala, where his credits include Verdi’s Due Foscari, Masnadieri, Trovatore, Forza del destino, and Aida. Müller has also conducted at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile. He made his U.S. debut conducting Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco in 1980 for San Diego Opera (where he continues to conduct regularly), and he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, conducting Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia. Müller has returned to the Met for many other productions, including I Puritani and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2006. He has also conducted for New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Dallas Opera. He made his Seattle Opera debut conducting Donizetti’s Anna Bolena in 1991, and he has returned several times, for Il barbiere di Siviglia in 1992 and 2000, for Puccini’s Turandot in 1996, for Bellini’s Norma in 1994 and 2003, and for Rigoletto in 2004. Müller conducted Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri in Seattle in Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City with Eglise Gutiérrez in the title role.