Jonathan Brandani



JONATHAN BRANDANI is an Italian born conductor appreciated for his “fine regard for the score’s details … his clear, purposeful indications” and “his enthusiasm” (Seen and Heard International).

Recent engagements include L’elisir d’amore and Don Pasquale at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf, Germany) as well as Aida and Il Trittico at the Daegu Opera House (South Korea). He is a regular guest of Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis/St.Paul, U.S.A), where he has conducted Tosca, La Bohème and Don Pasquale.

Upcoming engagements include Mercadante’s Il Bravo at Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), and La Bohème at the the Daegu International Opera Festival (South Korea). In the United States he will be conducting Mayr’s Medea in Corinto in New York during the inaugural season of Teatro Nuovo, a new Bel Canto Festival which will present 19th-century opera for the first time in the U.S.A. with period instruments. He will also return to Minnesota Opera to conduct Il cappello di paglia di Firenze by Rota.

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“You won’t meet another conductor with such clear, purposeful indications as Jonathan Brandani. Moreover, he makes this music spark. And Brandani conveys this with his fine regard for the score’s details.”

Jack Buckley

Seen and Heard International

Strong musical support was provided by conductor Jonathan Brandani leading an orchestra that sounded properly Italianate: light and airy, with a crisp tone and just the right amount of “crash and dash” from the percussion and brass. Instrumental ensemble was very tight, and one couldn’t have asked for better synchronization with the singers.

Phillip Nones