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.

His interpretation of Puccini’s Il Trittico at the 15th Daegu International Opera Festival (Daegu, South Korea) was hailed with such enthusiasm that it earned him the Grand Prix, the highest recognition bestowed on an artist by the Festival.

Upcoming engagements include further performances of Don Pasquale at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf, Germany), Mercadante’s Il Bravo at Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), and Madame Butterfly and La Bohème at the Daegu Opera House (South Korea). In the United States he will be conducting Mayr’s Medea in Corinto in New York durig 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.

In 2019 Jonathan will also take on his new role as Music Director of the Young Artists Academy of Daegu Opera House (South Korea).

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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