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Performer: Jonathan Brandani

Biography

Jonathan Brandani is currently Assistant Conductor at Minnesota Opera (USA). He has also worked as Associate Conductor of Des Moines Metro Opera, as Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale University and as Music Director of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra. Since 2012 he is Music Director of LuccaOPERAfestival (Italy). He has guest conducted the Wiener KammerOrchester, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Webern Symphonie Orchester, Haydn Symphonietta, Maribor International Orchestra and Orchestra Filarmonica Puccini. He has conducted several operatic productions including L’Italiana in Algeri, L’Elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro.

After his successful US operatic debut in Tosca (2016), he will be returning to Minnesota Opera as guest conductor for La Boheme (May 2017). His next commitments include concerts with the St Cloud Symphony Orchestra (USA).

After studying piano, composition and musicology in Italy, Jonathan graduated in Orchestra Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and at Yale University. His teachers have included Shinik Hahm, Mark Stringer, Daniel Harding, Zubin Mehta and Colin Metters. Jonathan is also a laureate of the Merola Opera program at San Francisco Opera Center.

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ValenciaIl mondo della luna

© Francesco Calgagnini
Haydn: Il mondo della luna
Jonathan Brandani; Emilio Sagi; Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana

DüsseldorfDon PasqualeNew Production

Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Jonathan Brandani; Rolando Villazón; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Davide Crescenzi; Jesse Wong; Johannes Leiacker; Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
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Minnesota Opera Don Pasquale “goes Hollywood”

Craig Colclough (Don Pasquale) and Andrew Wilkowske (Dr Malatesta) © Dan Norman
Don Pasquale is updated to 1950s Hollywood, delivering clever staging and slapstick humor while sacrificing none of Donizetti's musical artistry.
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