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YSM alumnus Jonathan Brandani ’14 MM will conduct the Minnesota Opera in upcoming performances of Puccini’s Tosca; the opera opens its run on March 13 with additional performances on March 18 and 20. He is also slated to lead the orchestra in a run of La Boheme opening in May 2017.
Brandani has served as Assistant Conductor to the Minnesota Opera since fall 2015 after beginning his tenure with the ensemble as a vocal coach. In addition to his position at the Minnesota Opera, Brandani serves as Music Director of the Lucca Opera Festival (Lucca, Italy). Previously, he served as associate conductor of both the Des Moines Metro Opera in Iowa the Yale Philharmonia from 2012–2014, where he worked as assistant and cover conductor for Shinik Hahm, James Conlon, Peter Oundjian, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Helmut Rilling. MORE