Aaron Breid is in his fourth season as assistant conductor for Minnesota Opera. In the 2014–2015 season he will lead four performances of Carmen, as well as serve as cover conductor for productions of La fanciulla del West, Hansel and Gretel, The Elixir of Love and The Manchurian Candidate. Last season Mr. Breid led all nine performances of Die Zauberflöte, a production the Star Tribune heralded as the “… embodiment of classical clarity.”
Past seasons have seen Mr. Breid conduct Turandot, as well as serving as cover conductor and chorusmaster for productions of Nabucco, Anna Bolena, Hamlet, Turandot and Douglas J. Cuomo’s Doubt. In 2011, Mr. Breid made his European debut as a semifinalist for BDMI’s International Opera Conducting Competition in Bulgaria. He has served as assistant conductor/coach for Brevard Music Festival, Center Stage Opera and is a former student of the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors.
Most recently Mr. Breid has served two seasons as associate conductor for Des Moines Metro Opera and appeared as a guest conductor with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ocala Symphony, Golden Valley Symphony and Edina Chorale. This summer Mr. Breid will be a participant in the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco.