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 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, La Bohème at Calgary Opera (Canada), L’elisir d’amore and Don Pasquale at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf, Germany), Il mondo della luna at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia, Spain).
In 2018 he made his debut at the Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland) conducting Mercadante’s Il Bravo (whose score he had previously restored and co-edited) His interpretation of this hidden Bel Canto gem was awarded as Best Opera Production by the Irish Times; the production is now available on demand on ARTE.
Between 2015 and 2019 Jonathan was Associate Conductor of Minnesota Opera, where he has conducted Tosca, La Bohème, Don Pasquale Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze and he is slated to conduct Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
His performances of Aida at the 15th Daegu International Opera Festival 2017 (South Korea) were hailed with such enthusiasm that they earned him the Grand Prix. Since then he is a regular guest conductor of Daegu Opera House where he has conducted Il Trittico, Madama Butterfly, L’Elisir d’amore, La Traviata and Rigoletto.
Next engagements include The Magic Flute at the Sydney Opera House (Australia), L’Italiana in Algeri at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), Historie du soldat at the Opera Royale de Wallonie (Belgium), Medea in Corinto at the Festival Donizetti Opera and Napoli Milionaria in Lucca, Pisa and Livorno (Italy).