Aaron Breid is in his third season as assistant conductor for Minnesota Opera. In the 2013–2014 season he will lead all nine performances of Die Zauberflöte, as well as serve as cover conductor for productions of Manon Lescaut, Arabella, Macbeth and The Dream of Valentino. Last season Mr. Breid made his debut with the company conducting the final matinee performance of Turandot, as well as serving as cover conductor and chorusmaster for productions of Nabucco, Anna Bolena, Hamlet, Turandot and Douglas J. Cuomo’s Doubt.
Mr. Breid will return for his second season to Des Moines Metro Opera as associate conductor this summer. In 2011, he made his European debut as a semifinalist for BDMI’s International Opera Conducting Competition in Bulgaria. He has served as assistant conductor/coach and chorusmaster for Brevard Music Center and assistant/cover conductor for Center Stage Opera. Additionally, Mr. Breid has appeared as a guest conductor with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ocala Symphony and Edina Chorale, and is a former student of the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors.